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The oddly-named Alldays & Onions was an English automobile that was manufactured from 1898 to 1918.

The car was a product of Alldays & Onions Pneumatic Engineering Co. of Birmingham, a company founded in 1889 by the merger of the long established Onions (dating from 1650) and Alldays (dating from 1720) engineering companies. Like many such companies they turned to bicycle manufacture and sold a range under the Alldays name. They also started making motorcycles in 1903 under the Alldays-Matchless name; these had no connection with the London based Matchless company, and in 1915 presumably following representations from them, the name was changed to Allon. Manufacture of these continued until 1927.

In 1898, the company produced its first car, the Traveller; however, series production did not start until 1903/4 with the 7hp model. Larger commercial vehicles of up to 5 tons were also made in the years preceding the first World War and saw service during the conflict.

Alldays & Onions merged with Enfield, a company they had owned since 1907, and produced cars called Enfield-Allday until 1925.

Main Car Models

Year Model Engine
1898-1904 Traveller 4 hp De Dion single 500 cc Quadricycle type. Two seater - passenger in front of driver. Wheel steering. Rear "suspension" unsprung.
1903-1908 7 Flat twin 7 hp Rear engined. Four seater. Although not put into production until 1903 this car had actually been shown at the 1900 National Show. Described as being of "novel construction" with a mixed shaft, gear and belt transmission, combined with great inefficiency.
1903- 6.5 6.5 hp single Shaft drive
1905-1913 10/12 1400 cc twin Four speed gearbox. Shaft drive. Van version from 1906.
1906 16 3402 cc pair cast four cylinder
1906-1911 20/25 3261 cc four cylinder
1908-12 14/18 2500 cc four cylinder
1911- Expressodel 7/8 hp Tri-van. Chain drive.
1911-14 30/35 4891 cc six cylinder Compressed air starter from 1911.
1912-16 12/14 2174 cc four cylinder
1912-16 16/20 3012 cc four cylinder
1912-16 25/30 4082 cc four cylinder
1913-14 Midget 990 cc V twin Cyclecar. Van version in 1912.
1914 8/10 1094 cc four cylinder Bullnosed radiator

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