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Hooper and Co

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January 1904.
December 1912.
March 1922.
December 1927.
September 1930.
May 1935.
May 1935.
May 1935.
October 1936.
October 1936. Hooper Sadanca.
October 1936.
November 1946.
July 1953. Hooper Empress Mk II.
November 1954.

Hooper and Co of Piccadilly, London coachbuilders, were also makers of aeroplanes in WWI

1806 Company established.

1895 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Coach and motor-coach builders. Specialities: motor-coach building and repairs; designed and built motor bodies for many members of the European and British royalty; builders of State carriages, dress carriages, plain carriages. [1]

WWI Aeroplanes

c1939 they became part of Daimler

WWII Manufactured parts for the De Havilland Mosquito [2]

1946 at 54 St. James Street.

1991 Following the collapse of the Reliant Group, acquired Metrocab from the receivers.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. Mosquito by C. Martin Sharp and Michael J. F. Bowyer. Published by Crecy Books in 1995. ISBN 0-947554-41-6
  • Aeroplanes of the Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing) by J. M. Bruce. Published 1982 ISBN 0-370-30084-x
  • AA. [1] Image courtesy of Aviation Ancestry