Feb 22, 2015

CLULEY / UK

The CLULEY made in Coventry / Warwickshire from 1922 to 1928 was a typical British car of the early twenties using a proprietary 4-cylinder engine. Before they were in the bicycle business.
May be 800 cars were built so the emblem is a hard to find item.



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Dimensions
10.5 cm x  6.8 cm

Year
 1921 - 1928

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flat reverse no makers mark


For more beautiful car emblems see top right ( list of car makers ).

Feb 15, 2015

HUPMOBILE / USA

Robert  Craig Hupp started his  car production with a 2.8 liters 4-cylinder engine in 1908. This car lead Henry FORD to say: "Hope we can build as good a car as Bobbie Hupp".
Like CHEVROLET and DODGE they made SV engines until 1925 at medium prices.
The first year (1909) a total of 1,618 Hupmobiles were built. In September 1911 Robert C. Hupp left the company. His next car venture would carry his initials, though the R.C.H would not be a success.
The best year for the HUPMOBILE company was 1928 with 65,862 cars sold.
The last year was 1940. After a production of 319 cars only  they stopped the car production and went in the heating and air condition industry.

 It is a pleasure to collect HUPMOBILE emblems as there are so many versions.

Here you see the first enameled radiator emblem that they used for the Models K and N from 1914 to 1915.

early emblem of the 1914 Model K or N


Dimensions
 8.5 cm x 3.8 cm
Year
1914 - 1915
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In 1916 the HUPMOBILE emblem became round presenting the letter H only,  hoping that everyone would associate this letter with the name HUPMOBILE:


emblem with flittering letter H of the Model N

Dimensions
 5.8 cm x 6.8 cm
Year
1916 - 1917
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reverse of the original emblem with makers mark: ROBBINS CO  ATTLEBORO




On the next round emblem  - made for the Model R  -  you can read again " HUPMOBILE ". The letter H was not sufficient to identify the maker as there were more than a dozen  of car makers starting with the letter H.






Dimensions  5.2 cm
Year 1918 -1925
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reverse of the Model R emblem



In the mid twenties a lot of automobiles presented a radiator  emblem made of German silver to symbolize the value of the car. It was before the chrome technology was used.





Dimensions  5.2 cm
Year 1925 -1926
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In 1925 HUPMOBILE proudly presented their first car with an 8 cylinder engine, the Model E.
It became a bestseller so it is still quite easy to find an original emblem






Dimensions  5.4 cm
Year 1925 -1928
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reverse without makers mark





The first HUPMOBILE with a six cylinder engine was offered one year after the HUPMOBILE 8 !
This type named Model A became the next bestseller.



Dimensions  4.4 cm
Year1926- 1927
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After three years they designed a new radiator emblem for the next 8 cylinder generation,
the Model M:




Dimensions  5.3 cm x 3.5
Year 1928 
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For the new Models  A and S   a new emblem in the shield type was seen at the radiator:


Dimensions  3.2 cm x 7.3 cm
Year 1928 -1932
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The next HUPMOBILE emblem became a triangle that incorporated the older shield emblem.
The colors for the MODELC are white and black,  for the MODEL U black and orange and for the MODEL H blue and black.




Dimensions  6.2 cm x 7.8 cm
Year 1930 -1932
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reverse with makers mark


The 1933 emblem repeated the style of the 1928 emblem and added the name HUPMOBILE on the crossbar of the letter, used for the Models F, I, K and W.




Dimensions  2.7 cm x 5.5cm
Year 1933 -1935
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To my knowledge this is the last enameled radiator emblem in the HUPMOBILE history. It was curved to fit the streamlined radiator.

MODEL O 1935 emblem with vertical curve

Dimensions2.4 cm x  5.2 cm
Year 1935
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 My HUPMOBILE exposition. Between the cars you find a dashboard emblem
For more beautiful car emblems see top right ( list of car makers ).

Jan 25, 2015

VELIE / USA

Before the creation of automobiles Willard L. Velie founded the VELIE Carriage Company in 1902. After seven years in this business he decided to build automobiles.
The first VELIE was offered in 1909. It was  successful so he continued for nearly twenty years.
The last VELIE was built in 1928 because after the death of Willard VELIE the family decided to stop car production.


early VELIE emblem that is hard to find


Dimensions
5.1cm 

Year
 1909 - 1913

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In 1914 there was a new design of the VELIE emblem.
The small emblem was mounted on  cars, the large emblem on trucks.



the large emblem is a very sought after item. The valuation is for the large emblem

Dimensions
9.1 cm x  4.8 cm

Year
 1914 - 1918 

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 VELIE cars sold well so it is easy to find a nice original of the following emblems:






Dimensions
 5.8 cm x 6.8 cm
Year
1919 - 1922
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Dimensions
 6.3 cm x 6.3cm
Year
1923 - 1927
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Dimensions
 6.3. cm x 6.3 cm
Year
1923 - 1927
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flat reverse without makers mark




On the last VELIE model you find a round emblem:

You can read: VIRTUS OMNIA NOBILITAT = virtue in all nobility



Dimensions
 5.1 cm 
Year
1928
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For more beautiful car emblems see top right ( list of car makers ).

Jan 18, 2015

ACME / USA

James C. Reber founded the ACME Bicycle Manufacturing Company in 1892. In 1900 he built his first car named REBER. The REBER survived one year. Meanwhile he engaged the German engineer Victor Jacob from DAIMLER who designed cars of four cylinder and later six cylinders for him.
Their slogan was: " From steel bar to finished car ".
The first years there was a script only at the radiator.
Here you can see the radiator emblem of the last year. It is from the Lee Roy Hartung collection that was put up for auction in 2011. A very hard to find item.




Dimensions 6.4 cm 
Year1910 - 1911
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reverse with makers mark:   THE GREEN DUCK CO CHICAGO


For more beautiful car emblems see top right ( list of car makers ).