Oct 9, 2016

BOB / GERMANY


The BOB Automobil Gesellschaft started car production in Berlin - Charlottenburg in 1920.
They offered  a small car in the range of cyclecars using a Siemens and Halske engine.
The car had a v-shaped radiator.
Production was ceased in 1925. Only one car is known to survive.


emblem made of aluminium

Dimensionsca. 10 cm x 7.5 cm
Year1920 - 1925
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contemporary advertisement

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Oct 1, 2016

PRESTON / PREMOCAR / USA

The PRESTON Motors Corporation was organized in 1919 to manufacture automobiles  in Birmingham / Alabama.  R.A. Skinner was president and chief engineer. With $ 1,000,000 in capital the company built its Preston Motor Plant No. 1 on Vanderbuilt Road at 18th Avenue North where it built five-passenger touring cars and trucks.                   Early production models of 1920 were advertised as Prestons but soon, the name had been changed to Premocar. Their best year was 1921 when they sold 223 vehicles. Production ceased in 1923.
In four years 563 cars were sold,  so the emblem is a hard to find item.





Dimensionsca. 6.0 cm
Year1920 - 1923
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Sep 27, 2016

PHILOS / FR

The PHILOS  was a small car manufacturer with only local importance.
They started  in Lyon in 1912. The production was ceased in 1923.
They used BALLOT engines and some models had a v-shaped radiator.
Only one enameled emblem is know that I present you here:


very large emblem for a small car


Dimensionsca. 12 x 6 cm 
Year1913 - 1923
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I had to buy the whole radiator to get the emblem

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Sep 19, 2016

SCUDERIA MILAN / MILANO

When talking about the Scuderia you always think at FERRARI. But there was another Scuderia at Milano / Italy in 1946:  The SCUDERIA MILAN !
They only built one car, based an the Alfa Romeo 2600.
The car was sold to Switzerland, than to the USA.

Here I present you the ultra rare emblem of the SCUDERIA MILAN, showing the tower of the cathedral in Milano.




Dimensions 7.0 cm
Year1946
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reverse without makers mark

the painting at the wall is showing the emblem

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Sep 13, 2016

FOURNIER / FRANCE

The ETABLISSEMENTS FOURNIER  started car production in Levallois / France in 1913.
They offered small cars under the name of BABY SYLVESTRE, using a Ballot engine for the 4-cylinder car.

In 1920 the famous racing driver  Charles Fournier designed the new ZEILLER FOURNIER, again with a 4-cylinder BALLOT engine.

The 2-cylinder car were apparently always called FOURNIER.

So here I present you the ZEILLER FOURNIER and the FOURNIER emblem:


emblem made with no dams between the colors (like Bugatti !)

Dimensionsca. 3.0 cm x 5.0  cm
Year1920 - 1924
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reverse of the ZEILLER FOURNIER (as usual in France: no makers mark )

Here you see the emblem of the 2-cylinder cycle car ( light car):






Dimensions 5.5 cm x 4.0 cm
Year1920 - 1924
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I had to buy the whole radiator to get the emblem
In the net you can read that there was no connection between Fournier and Zeiller Fournier.
But there was as they had the same engine supplier ( BALLOT) and even the same adress.

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

Sep 11, 2016

FASTO / FR

The FASTO was a short lived company. They started car production in St.Eloy / France in 1926.
It was an undistinguished car using a 4- and a 6- cylinder engine in a conventional chassis. Nothing special on it.       No production numbers known and the emblem is a hard to find item.




Dimensionsca. 5 cm 
Year1926 - 1929
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Reverse of the FASTO emblem:

no makers mark  (as usual in FRANCE)
For more beautiful car emblems see top right ( list of car makers ) or older posts.

Jun 19, 2016

W.A.F.


In 1914 at the beginning of WWI  Ferdinand Trummer started his truck production in the Austrian capital city  of Vienna (Wien).
He offered trucks and cars under the name of  WIENER AUTOMOBIL- FABRIK (= W.A.F.)
The Austrian military bought hundreds of his trucks.
After the Great War her offered 4-cylinder, 6-cylinder and even a 8-cylinder car.
Only a few hundreds of cars were built so you have to look years for this emblem
.



Dimensions 4.9 cm
Year1914 - 1926
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reverse with enamel but no makers mark
contemporary ad

1916 truck showing the emblem

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May 31, 2016

RÖHR ( ROEHR ) / GERMANY

The German RÖHR Company -  founded by Gustav Röhr - started late in the automobile industry.
They presented their first car in 1927.
It was a large 8 - cylinder car  in the luxury segment. They sold not many of these car cars so they tried to offer a cheaper 4 - cylinder car, the RÖHR Junior, one of the first  front wheel drive automobiles. It was the "best-seller" for RÖHR ( 1,700 cars ) but not enough to survive.
In 1938 they sold the factory to STOEWER and the RÖHR Junior became the STOEWER Greif.

All RÖHR emblems are hard to find. You have to looks years for them.

Original Röhr 8 emblem made of enamel
Dimensions 2.3 cm x  3.5 cm (badge without base)
Year1927 - 1931
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RÖHR OLYMPIER 1938



1937 RÖHR OLYMPIER emblem. The insert is a repro made of plastic



this emblem was mounted on the radiator core
Dimensions12.5 cm x 12.0 cm (emblem with metal base)
Year1933 - 1935
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insert made of enamel



In 1933 -34 at the Röhr 8 type F there was another  emblem on the radiator just showing the number 8 with ornaments. No script or letters on the grill indicated the public that it was a Röhr.
Question of understatement ?





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Apr 17, 2016

KRIT / USA


The KRIT  (K-R-I-T)  Motor Co. started car production in Detroit / Michigan in 1909.
They offered four-cylinder cars for the whole of their lives, except for 1913 when a KRIT Six was marketed for that single year.
As emblem the swastika has been selected ( years before Adolf Hitler abused the emblem) to ensure favor of auspicious gods !
The company was in financial trouble most of the time and car production  ceased in 1915.


early KRIT badge made of brass,  without enamel

Dimensions6.8 cm x 6.8 cm
Year1910 
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reverse without makers mark

1910 ad with original emblem

KRIT radiator showing the brass badge


Here is one of the most sought after radiator emblems:

round emblem with original colors
Dimensionsca. 6.0 cm
Year1914 - 1915
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As it is rare and expensive  Harry Pulfer reproduced this emblem choosing the wrong colors.
The colors red, black and white were used for the NAZI swastika. I have never seen a KRIT radiator with an emblem in these colors. Only accessories like pins and brooches are showing these colors.

for more information about Harry Pulfer go to  the post " Harry Pulfer "

For more beautiful radiator emblems see older posts or top right ( list of car makers ).

Apr 10, 2016

PAN-AMERICAN / USA

The PAN-AMERICAN Motors Corporation started car production in Decatur / Illinois in 1917.
It was an assembled car that used a variety of six-cylinder engines from Rutenber, Continental and Herschell-Spillman. The called it: " The American Beauty Car ".
A lower priced four-cylinder car was available from 1919 to 1920.
Their best year was 1920 with 937 cars sold.

In six years  2,200 cars only  were built so you have to look years for an emblem.

This emblem is from the Lee Roy Hartung collection that was up for auction in 2011 (see my post concerning Lee Roy Hartung).

the holes are not original
Dimensions
9.1 cm  x 5.3 cm
Year
1917 - 1922
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reverse of an original emblem: no makers mark


look at the details: it is only a repro
reverse of the repro

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