A blog about the Edwardian era in the UK - objects, buildings, people, literature, film and all other aspects of the Edwardian era (covering 1901-1919)
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Royal Parcel Mail Van, 1904
This is a period advert from The Motor Car Emporium Ltd, of Addison Road North, Holland Park Avenue, London. The Motor Car Emporium was a dealer in Durkopp and de Dion Bouton vehicles, specialising in commercial vehicles. This advert shows a 'Royal Parcel Mail Van', which would nowadays be known as a post van, and although I can't tell for certain I believe it to be a de Dion Bouton chassis. The description on the advert says - 'Selected for Government Work because it is perfectly reliable, runs silently and smoothly, and is the most economical vehicle on the Market. This vehicle has carried the Royal Parcel Mail since February 1, 1904, to the entire satisfaction of the authorities'
'As supplied to all the Principal Mail Contractors'