Theologou

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Theologou light car (ca.1918)

Theologou (full name appearing on vehicle badges was "N. Theologou") was one of the first vehicle manufacturers in Greece. It was created by Nikos Theologou, a Greek mechanic who had lived and worked for a few years in the US, and founded this company after he returned to Athens, Greece. Around 1918 he designed and constructed a light passenger car (chassis and body) with a motorcycle engine; only one was built. His company, nonetheless, produced a variety of bus and truck bodies, mostly on Ford chassis in the 1920s. By the mid-1920s it was facing strong competition by larger companies like Tournikiotis and Athena in Athens, Bouhagier in Patras and others, which also produced vehicles (mainly buses and trucks) on imported chassis, and was soon eclipsed by them.

References[edit]

  • L.S. Skartsis and G.A. Avramidis, "Made in Greece", Typorama, Patras, Greece (2003) ISBN 960-7620-30-5 (republished by the University of Patras Science Park, 2007) (special mention is made in this book to the Nikos Stratoyiannakis archive)
  • L.S. Skartsis, "Greek Vehicle & Machine Manufacturers 1800 to present: A Pictorial History", Marathon (2012) ISBN 978-960-93-4452-4 (eBook)
  • "O Ellinas Ford legotan Theologou (Greece's [Henry] Ford was called Theologou)", article in Epsilon magazine (Eleftherotypia newspaper), August 24, 1994
  • K. Bitsikokos, "Affordable cars made in Greece", Auto Bild (Hellas), issue 22, Feb 29, 2008