Beautiful Motor Cars In British India Era, 1908 Old Postcard

This old 1908 photo postcard shows a beautiful Vulcan motor car in the British India era. The postcard shows a greeting of Xmas (Christmas) and New Year. This photo of the Vulcan car and its owner was taken in Coonoor in the British India era. Coonoor, Ooty, and other places in the Nilgiris had a large population of Europeans.

They either were planters, in the military, civil services, or in the medical field. To add to that there were also many floating populations of Britishers and tourists in the hill station. So motor vehicles were mostly inevitable for travel purposes. The Vulcan car was made by the Vulcan Manufacturing Company in the USA. It was a brass-era American automobile manufacturer.

Many foreign-made cars were imported into British India. These were the Buicks, Chryslers, Daimlers, Oldsmobile, De Dion, Deschamps, Humberette, etc. There were also many beautiful motor cars from England in the British India Era. Some of them were the Bentleys, Rolls Royces, Standard, Sunbeam, Wolseley, etc. But the import of cars consequently stopped in the early 1950s, once India gained Independence, this was to promote local manufacture of goods. India would retain the manufacture of three prominent cars – the Fiat, Ambassador, and Standard. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know – the Brass Era is an American term used for the prominent brass fittings in the automobile for such features as the lights, radiators, horns, etc. This brass-era motor car period generally lasted from 1896 to 1915.

From the collection – 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#14)., Fair In Progress At Bombay Maidan 1932 Old Photo., Madras Central Station & Europeans, Old PC 1915., Governor’s Departure From Madras To Calcutta, 1912.

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.