Jul 26, 2014

KING - ZEITLER / USA

The KING - ZEITLER Company of Chicago / Illinois offered a full range of truck and some buses.
They were active from 1919 to 1929. That´s all I could find so far. If you have a picture showing the radiator with emblem don´t hesitate to send it to me.
Both emblems are from the Lee Roy Hartung collection / Chicago that was  up for auction in november 2011.

large radiator emblem

Dimensions
4.1 cm x  8.4 cm

Year
 1919 - 1925

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small radiator emblem


Dimensions
3.8 cm x  6.3 cm

Year
 1919 - 1929

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reverse of the small and the large emblem: no maker´s mark



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

Jul 25, 2014

DIABOLO / GERMANY


In 1922 the DIABOLO Kleinauto Gmbh  presented a 3-wheeler that was powered by a 1.1 litre Motosacoche engine. This car showed some resemblance to the MORGAN 3-wheeler.
But there was no commercial succes. Maybe 300 cars were built. Not a single car survived !

So the emblem is ultra rare and I had to buy the whole radiator for my emblem collection.


even a devil can be sympathic


Dimensions  5.0 cm x 6.0 cm
Year1925 - 1927

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contemporary picture of the 1925 DIABOLO starting for a race




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




HORCH / GERMANY

August HORCH (1868 to 1951) , the founder, worked for BENZ at the turn of the century and produced his first efforts around 1900. By 1906 there was a larger 18/22 four and a big 8-litre that flopped and caused HORCH to leave his firm and to found a new firm, named AUDI. After WW 1 HORCH produced more up - market machines of excellent quality.

Here you see the first enamelled radiator emblem ever used by HORCH showing the name HORCH and the crest of the town of Zwickau / Saxony in Germany.

All Horch items are rare and expensiv. You have to look years for this emblem !



HORCH radiator emblem with four original holes


Dimensions  7.0 cm x 8.9 cm
Year1910 - 1914

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In 1999 there was a reproduction made by the HORCH museum of Zwickau:

on top:    original                bottom:  repro










From 1924 on HORCH presented on the radiator the letter H crenelated with the name HORCH.

left:  original                       right: reproduction



Dimensions
 6.8 cm x 4.7 cm
Year
1924 -  1940
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After WW2 four a few years the built a new HORCH in East Germany called HORCH SACHSENRING. They added to the emblem the three letters VEB. That means:
nationally owned company. From 1956 to 1959  only 1,382  cars were built.

left: original            right: reproduction



Dimensions
 8.0 cm x 6.3 cm
Year
1956 -  1959
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left: original             right: reproduction



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

Jul 6, 2014

PEUGEOT trucks (utilitaires)


PEUGEOT also built light-duty trucks.

While the cars were classified by a number with a "0" in the middle of three numbers like 201, 301, 401, 601, 202, 302, 402, 203, 403, 404, 504, 604 etc. the light-duty trucks and their emblems are showing at least one letter like 201 T, 301 T, MKD, SKD, Q3A, DMA etc.

In my collection are 14 different prewar PEUGEOT truck  emblems. The French are calling the light-duty truck:  Utilitaire. So please have a look at my PEUGEOT  utilitaire emblems:



Dimensions11.2 x  9.9 cm
Year1929 - 1932
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Dimensions13.2 x  12.2 cm
Year1932 - 1934
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Dimensions15.2 x  13.5 cm
Year1932 - 1934
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Dimensions15.2 x  13.5 cm
Year1932 - 1934
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Dimensions15.7 x  13.3 cm
Year1934 - 1936
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Dimensions15.7 x  13.3 cm
Year1934 - 1936
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Some more light-duty PEUGEOT emblems of the end of the thirties:





Dimensions
15.7 x  13.3 cm
Year
1937 - 1939
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While WWII the military needed vast amounts metals to produce weapons etc.
So PEUGEOT built the emblem in Bakelite,  the first synthetic material.
These war emblems are hard to find.






Dimensions
 17 cm x 13 cm
Year
1939 -  1949
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Here you see the military version of the PEUGEOT 402 emblem, shown on a picture of a military pick up, still with streamlined body.

 these truck emblems never had chrome

Dimensions25 x  8 cm
Year1934 - 1936
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For more beautiful car emblems especially for more Peugeot emblems go to top right of this page and look for PEUGEOT  and for LION PEUGEOT emblems.

P.S. There are hundreds of books concerning the PEUGEOT car history. But not a single book is treating the history of the PEUGEOT light-trucks. If I´m wrong, don´t hesitate to inform me.


LION PEUGEOT / FRANCE



PEUGEOT had been a family controlled concern. But even in the best families there can be severe problems. So from 1906 to 1912 there were two Peugeot factories. The well known Peugeot Freres and the new LION - PEUGEOT. Here you see my LION PEUGEOT emblems:





Dimensions
6.7 cm x 11.4 cm

Year
 ca. 1910

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Dimensions
7.6 cm x 6.7 cm

Year
 1912

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For more beautiful car emblems especially for more Peugeot emblems go to top right of this page and look for PEUGEOT and for PEUGEOT truck (utilitaires) emblems !

PEUGEOT / FRANCE

It is a pleasure to collect Peugeot emblems. Because of their history of more than 100 years you  still have the chance to find a never seen Peugeot emblem. My collection started with Peugeot emblems in the seventies. Now I own about 40 different prewar Peugeot emblems. And there are a lot  more emblems if you also collect the younger emblems.


first enamelled PEUGEOT radiator emblem
Dimensions
7.0 cm 

Year
 1906 - 1907

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This is the oldest of my Peugeot emblems:

Peugeot radiator emblem

Dimensions 6.8 cm x 11.6 cm
Year1912
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reverse of an original emblem:  no makers mark



In 1913 the famous PEUGEOT Bébé was offered with  an engine constructed by Ettore BUGATTI.
Here you see the lovely brass radiator emblem. I had to buy the whole radiator to get an original emblem.
Only 3,095 cars were sold.






This is my all time favorite of Peugeot emblems:



Dimensions
5.9 cm 

Year
 unknown

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Here you see the typical Peugeot emblems of the twenties:


Ther was a small and a large version. The large version is very rare. You find it on the type 153.
So the evaluation is for the large version:

Dimensions 5.3 cm x 10.0 cm
Year1921
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This is the most commun prewar enamelled Peugeot emblem. You still have the chance to buy a fine original for small money.



Dimensions4.0 x  8.2 cm
Year1920 - 1926
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left: enamelled numbers in the colors of the French flag       right: simple chrome version
Dimensions15.7 x  13.0 cm
Year1934 - 1937
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left: enamelled numbers in the colors of the French flag          right: simple chrome version

Dimensions15.7 x  13.0 cm
Year1934 - 1936
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only chrome versions known


Dimensions
 6.8 cm x 11.6 cm
Year
1934 -1935 (401 and 601)
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In 1936 PEUGEOT started new series of cars. The large 402 in1936, the medium sized 302 in 1937 and a compact typ 202 in 1938. All cars had a streamline body in the style of the CHRYSLER Airflow !


all numbers are painted not enamelled
Dimensions17.2 x  14.0 cm (type 402)
Year1936 - 1940
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While WWII the military needed vast amounts of metals to produce weapons etc.
So PEUGEOT built the emblem in Bakelite,  the first synthetic material.
These war emblems are hard to find:
very rare versioin

Dimensions18 x  13.2 cm (type 202)
Year1940
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Just to show you how nice  Peugeot emblems of the ninteenfifties can be. If you find this don´t hesitate to buy one !
Peugeot Scooter front emblem
Dimensions7.4 x  6.7 cm
Year1954 - 1958
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Peugeot hood emblem from the typ 203

Dimensions5.8 x  4.6 cm
Year1959 - 1960
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For more beautiful car emblems especially for more Peugeot emblems go to top right of this page and look for PEUGEOT truck emblems and for LION PEUGEOT emblems.