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Salmons and Sons

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November 1909.
King automobile March 1916.
1920. Daimler chassis.
January 1920.
January 1920.
January 1920.
August 1923
August 1926. Cleveland Light Six.
November 1926.
October 1931.
October 1936.
October 1936. Salmons and Sons and Tickford. Austin and Vauxhall.
October 1938. Salmons and Sons and Tickford.

of Newport Pagnell, Bucks

of London (showroom)

1830 Company established as a small coachbuilder and traded as Joseph Salmons

1869 Announcement 'Joseph Salmons, Coach Builder, etc. Newport Pagnell, most gratefully thanks the nobility, clergy, gentry, and public generally, for the kind patronage bestowed on him for a period of nearly 40 years, and now takes this opportunity of informing them that he has this day taken his sons Thomas and Joseph Salmons into Partnership, and that for the future the Business will be carried them under the name of Salmons and Sons,'[1]

c1898 With the advent of the internal combustion engine, the company progressed into developing coachbuilt cars.

1899 Advertising that they specialise in vehicles seating ten or twelve persons.[2]

Importer of King early automobile from America.

1914 Carriage and expert motor car body builders. Employees 300. [3]

1923 Salmons Light Car Co built 11.9hp and 13.9hp cars

1925 Announced the Tickford All Weather saloon, which was actually a convertible with the hood mechanism operated by inserting and turning a handle in the rear quarter-panel.

By the late 1930s, 450 people were employed producing 30 car bodies a week.

1942 the company ceased family ownership and became Tickford Motor Bodies, simply known by the name of Tickford.

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Sources of Information

  1. Croydon's Weekly Standard - Saturday 09 January 1869
  2. The Autocar 1899/03/18
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book