Mar 25, 2018

VAN HOOL / Belgium

The VAN HOOL Company started in 1955 with the construction of bus bodies. Normally they used FIAT mechanical components. These buses were very successful in Belgium, Holland and France.
They are still in business today.

Until the mid sixties they used a beautiful, large enameled front emblem.  Later these emblems were made in plastic. Today the logo and the script are painted.

large VAN HOOL front badge

Dimension20 cm x 12 cm
Year1955 -  - 1965
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contemporary ad showing the emblem

I guess VAN HOOL was very proud of this emblem


every VAN HOOL front badge was enameled on both sides


VAN HOOL badge with integrated FIAT logo
Dimension20 cm x 12 cm
Year1960 - 1965
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more beautiful than any photo:  a painted advertisment of 1963


 The VAN HOOL badge with integrated OM logo is quite rare 

Dimension20 cm x 12 cm
Year1960 - 1965
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my favorit badge:  three logos in one

Dimension20 cm x 14.5  cm
Year1913
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the FIAT and the OM logo are made with transparent enamel

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

Mar 5, 2018

SCRIPPS / USA

Often you see this emblem in a collection. It looks like an automobile emblem. But it is not.
The SCRIPPS MOTOR COMPANY only built marine engines. They  were never in the automobile business,  especially it was not a predecessor of the better known  SCRIPPS - BOOTH.
But don´t throw this emblem away. Just tell this story.




Dimensions
8. cm x 5.0 cm
Year
1917 - 
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SCRIPPS marine engines 1917 advertisment


SCRIPPS emblem in a collection

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

Feb 25, 2018

FALCON KNIGHT / USA

The FALCON - KNIGHT , a daughter company of the WILLYS Motor Company   was planned to fill the gap between the WHIPPET and the WILLYS-KNIGHT.  The FALCON - KNIGHT - using a six-cylinder sleeve-valve engine - did this well. More than 5,700 cars were sold in 1927 and more than 5,300 in 1928. A few more were assembled in 1929,  than the company was absorbed into the  parent organization.

you have a good chance to find an original

Dimension
 4.7 cm

Year
1927 - 1929 - 
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flat reverse with out makers mark


detail of a contemporary ad showing the radiator with mascot and emblem

The FALCON -KNIGHT was also exported to France:
my display of KNIGHT emblems

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

FALCON / GERMANY

The German company FALCON of Ober Ramstadt ( Hessen ) was a short lived company ( 1921 - 1926) using the english name of a predatory bird. In fact the German word for falcon is "FALKE".  May be the company hoped to radiate international flair.  In 5 years they sold about 400 cars. It seems that not a single car survives today. The emblem is a very hard to find item.





Dimensionca 6.0  cm
Year1921- 1926
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two types of radiators were used


contemporary ad with the slogan: the most distinguished car of its class
For more beautiful car emblems see older posts or top right  ( list of car makers ).

Feb 18, 2018

STERLING KNIGHT / USA

The STERLING - KNIGHT Company  ( one of eight different U.S. car manufacturers with the name "STERLING" ) was founded by "Pete" Sterling  a former chief engineer of the STEARNS Company. The idea was to build a luxury car with a Knight sleeve valve engine.
It was an assembled car, only the engine was home-made using the patented Charles Knight system ( Knight had his name on over 30 different cars like Willys Knight, Lions Knight,  Moline Knight, Stearns Knight, Handley Knight etc. )
The STERLING KNIGHT was a short lived company (1923 - 1926). By the end of 1924 253 cars had been built and 121 cars followed in 1925 and a few more were built in 1926 so every Sterling Knight emblem is a hard to find item.

flat reverse without makers mark

Dimension
4.1 cm x  6.7 cm
Year
1923 - 1924
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This is believed to be an original N.O.S emblem


The round STERLING  KNIGHT emblem is believed to be from the last year (1925/26)

this emblem is from the Lee Roy Hartung collection that was put up for auction in 2011 - see post about Lee Roy Hartung

Dimension
  4.1 cm
Year
 1925 / 26
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flat reverse without makers mark


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

Feb 4, 2018

ALLEN (ALLEN´S) / USA


The ALLEN Iron &  Steel Company ( Philadelphia / Pennsylvania ) was famous for its high quality steel production. (Don´t mix it up with the same named company Allen of Fostoria / Columbus ).
In 1914 they announced the  production of a small automobile in the cyclecar field.
It had a four-cylinder water cooled 20 hp engine.
Only a few cars were sold so car production ceased after one year.

This believed to be an emblem from the ALLEN light car
Dimension6.5 cm x 4.5 cm
Year1914
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makers mark from  L.F. GRAMMES & SONS ALLENTOWN, P.A.



The ALLEN light car on a contemporary picture, no  photo of the front known to identify the emblem
For more beautiful car and truck emblems see older posts or top right  ( list of car makers ).

Jan 28, 2018

PLAYBOY / USA


Why not showing a Post-War emblem when it is rare and strange.
In 1946 the Playboy Motor Car Corp of Buffalo, N.Y. presented a compact three seater convertible.                            It had a 40hp four-cylinder Continental engine. It was a short lived company with an output of 97 cars only.
So the emblem is very hard to find.


large hood emblem ( the two holes are not original )

Dimension14.6 cm x 6.5 cm
Year1946 - 1951
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you can see the emblem on the hood
For more beautiful car emblems see older posts or top right  ( list of car makers ).

ROCK FALLS / USA


The ROCK FALLS Manufacturing Company of Sterling / Illinois was founded in 1878.  They were specialized in the funeral industry. In 1919 they decided to build private cars for live passengers. It was an assembled car using a Buda six - cylinder engine.  They had a yearly production of 50 cars.  Car production ceased in 1925 so it is a hard to find emblem.

small radiator emblem made of German silver
Dimension4.4 cm x  4.1 cm
Year1919 - 1925
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no makers mark
For more beautiful car and truck emblems see older posts or top right ( list of car makers ).





Jan 21, 2018

SAXON / USA


The SAXON Motor Company was founded by Hugh Chalmers and Harry W. Ford ( no relation with Henry Ford) in 1913. They offered a two seater with a four-cylinder water cooled engine made by Ferro.
In 1916 they offered also a six-cylinder model with a Continental engine.
Every SAXON radiator emblem is showing  the head of a Saxon with helmet and horns.
Only the last model, the SAXON Duplex showed a different emblem.
In ten years nearly 100,000 cars were sold so you have a good chance to find an original emblem.


I used a flash to make the face better visible

Dimension5.5 cm x 5.1 cm
Year1913 - 1918
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reverse with makers mark from BASTIAN BROS. CO ROCHESTER N.Y.




 no transparent face on a late SAXON emblem


SAXON bought emblems from different manufacturers - here: THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO

repro from Harry Pulfer: face not as detailed as it should be and no makers mark


SAXON advertisment of 1916

In 1920 the SAXON DUPLEX joined the SAXON SIX  using a different emblem:

This is believed to be a Harry Pulfer repro emblem
Dimension5.2 cm x 5.8 cm
Year1920 -1922
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SAXON advertisment of 1920 showing the new  model "Blackstone Touring"

my SAXON emblem collection displayed on a contemporary ad
For more beautiful car and truck emblems see older posts or top right ( list of car makers ).