In 1927 the driving instructor Franz Wroblewski and his friend Wilhelm Dierks founded the CERTUS
Automobil - Werke ( the latin word certus means: to be sure ) in Offenburg ( Black Forest ).
Their slogan was: Der preiswerteste 8- Zylinder auf dem Weltmarkt ( the cheapest 8-cylinder on the world market).
Nevertheless they sold less than 50 cars in two years. Not a single car has survived.
To my knowledge this is the only radiator emblem in existence.
|emblem showing the coat of arms of the city of Offenburg / Germany|
|Dimensions||10.0 cm x 6.5 cm|
|Year||1927 - 1929|
|reverse of a NOS emblem|
|contemporary ad with the slogan: the cheapest 8-cylinder of the world market|