Oct 15, 2021

BADENIA Automobilwerke AG / GERMANY

 

BADENIA Automobilwerke AG was a short-lived automobile manufacturer that existed  in Ladenburg near Mannheim / Germany between 1923 and 1925.
The BADENIA car had a 6 cylinder 2 liter engine with  40 hp. Probably an engine of the company HAG (Hessische Automobil Gesellschaft) was used, because there were personal connections in the board of these two companies. The BADENIA works had rented a part of the premises of BENZ und Söhne after the latter had given up production. Because the 6-cylinder car sold very poorly, the company switched to producing a three wheeled cyclecar called MOPS ( German for pug ! ).  But also the small car sold very badly, so  production ceased in 1925.
Neither a BADENIA car nor a MOPS small car survived. 

However, at least two emblems from both types of vehicles have survived:

 


 
Size
7.5  cm x 5.8 cm
Year1923 - 1924

Estimate

 

                                                          backside without makers mark


 

At least this chassis is documented ( see the radiator with the particular emblem ).

 

 

Now to the MOPS cyclecar:

 

    on the small cardboard you can read  ( in german ):  last hope of the BADENIA company: the MOPS

 

                                                emblem with two original holes to fix it

 

Size
6.5 cm x  5.0  cm
Year
1925
Estimate
 


backside without makers mark

 

one of the rare contemporary photos showing the MOPS tricycle with central headlight

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

When using a smartphone please use the button webview.

MONO Werke Automobil- und Maschinenfabrik / GERMANY

 

The MONO automobile factory was located in Hamburg, in northern Germany. It was a short lived company   (  1909 - 1912 ). It can be assumed that very few vehicles were built, because if the company had been only halfway successful, it would have produced at least until 1914, in Europe the beginning of the First World War.

 During that time, only one type of vehicle was offered, a 4-cylinder with 6/16 hp. Not a single vehicle survived.   But at least 2 emblems still exist:


             unrestored original                       



 
 Size
c. 12.0 cm x 5.5 cm

Year
1909- 1912

Estimate


one of the rare documents concerning the MONO vehicle


restored MONO emblem

For more emblems see older posts or top right ( list of carmakers ).

When using a smartphone please use the button webview.

Jun 4, 2021

S.G.V. / USA

 S.G.V. / USA   ( 1911 - 1915 )

The S.G.V.  was named after its founders: Herbert Sternbergh, Robert E. Graham and Fred Van Tine.

The S.G.V. Company was the successor to the ACME. The S.G.V. was inspired by the Italian LANCIA. Perhaps they had even acquired a license because there is an identical emblem.  In any case, the vehicles were distributed by the Hol-Tan Company, which operated the LANCIA distribution center in New York. The S.G.V. was active in the luxury segment and sold their vehicles even to the King in England, the Kaiser in Germany, the Czar in Russia and the American " aristocracy ".  The last model had an electric gear shift that never worked properly and led to a recall of vehicles. This was the end of the good reputation and  the whole company.

When starting in 1911 the Acme Motor Car Company announced the new S.G.V. :


no script, no emblem to see in the first advertisment for the new S.G.V


The first emblem was an octagone and the car still had an Acme script  on the radiator:



Octagone emblem


Size
 c. 7.0 cm

Year
 1911 - 1912

Estimate

 


In 1912  a new radiator emblem was introduced, a blue rectangle  with three white letters: SGV 

You find this particular emblem on the American S.G.V and on the Italian LANCIA SGV.  To my knowledge, this is the only case where an identical emblem was used on  an European vehicle and an American vehicle.





SGV radiator emblem from the Bregonzio collection, liquidated in 2009


Size
 8.5 cm x 4.6 cm

Year
 1912 - 1915

Estimate


backside without makers mark


contemporary photo of an 1912 S.G.V.


close up to show the emblem

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

When using a smartphone please use the button webview.

Jun 3, 2021

DÜRKOPP / GERMANY

 DÜRKOPP / GERMANY  ( 1897 - 1929 )

Already in 1867 the German Nikolaus Dürkopp opened a workshop for the production and repair of sewing machines.

The workshop then developed into a factory and Nikolaus Dürkopp began producing bicycles in 1883.In 1897 the construction of automobiles began.  The aim was to build automobiles that were as solid and durable as possible. Thus the Dürkopp automobiles gained a good reputation, but only produced small quantities.  Automobile manufacturing remained a loss-making business, which is why the construction of cars was abandoned in 1927 and trucks in 1929. In 30 years around 3,500 cars were built.

The first DÜRKOPP vehicles had no emblem:  here I present you a photo showing a 1906 DÜRKOPP.

This car was the first vehicle ever delivered to Honduras in 1906.

 

early DÜRKOPP radiator emblem in the art deco style

 

 

1908 raditor of the DÜRKOPP type NG 13/40

 

 

1912 radiator with embossed script


1912 DÜRKOPP with the radiator shown above


 The following emblems of the company are showing a water - tower of the factory premises in Bielefeld,  which unfortunately has already been demolished.

On the emblems you can see the tower ( orange arrow ), which became the symbol of the company.

The first enameled radiator emblem appeared in 1914:

emblem without  makers mark


Size7.0 cm x 6.4 cm
Year1914
Estimate



DÜRKOPP KNIPPERDOLLING radiator of my collection

To my knowledge  the color of the emblem changed to a transparent blue in 1919.  There were also three holes to rivet it  to the radiator.

with makers mark from Josef Preissler Pforzheim
 
Size7.0 cm x 6.4 cm
Year1924 - 1927
Estimate


DÜRKOPP with vee - shaped radiator  ( photo collection Thomas Ulrich )


There was also a repro made by Goede / Germany which is made of acrylic:



left:  original               right: repro


 

One of the last DÜRKOPP automobiles, registered in Berlin, driven by  Ex-crownprince Wilhelm, the eldest son of the German Emperor ( Kaiser ), ( photo made from Associated Press in 1932 )


For a short time there was also an enameld hood ornament:

Three emblems on one radiator, that´s what I like !


DÜRKOPP mascot in a Danish collection



small DÜRKOPP emblem on an alternator plate


 rare DÜRKOPP hubcap of the nineteentwenties

As DÜRKOPP became famous for their bicycles I show you also an enameled bicycle emblem:

semi - circular bicycle emblem

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

When using a smartphone please use the button webview.

May 28, 2021

VINOT & DEGUINGANG / FRANCE

 VINOT & DEGUINGANG / FRANCE ( 1901 - 1928 )

The company "VINOT & DEGUINGANG" built  a first automobile with a standing two-cylinder engine and chain drive in 1901. Shortly thereafter, they introduced vehicles with cardan drive and 4- and 6-cylinder engines. With the takeover of the company "GLADIATOR" in 1909, there were VINOT vehicles identical to the "GLADIATOR".
The vehicles were built in Puteaux and Nanterre. The place of manufacture was also written on the radiator emblem at times. In the 1920s, sales declined, which resulted in the closure of the factory in Nanterre and its sale to "DONNET" in 1924.   In 1926, depending on the source in 1928, the last vehicle of the brand was produced.


early V & D radiator emblem in the art deco style

 
Size
 12.0 cm x 6.2cm

Year
c. 1908- 1914

Estimate

 

 

 Often you find a an oval script on the radiator core showing the two letters V and D:



Size
  9.8 cm x 14.0 cm

Year
1901- 1914
Estimate

 

early advertisment showing the letters V and D ( top right )




Size
 11.2 cm x 5.8 cm
Year1918 - 1926
Estimate




Size
 11.2 cm x 5.8 cm
Year1918 - 1924
Estimate



VINOT & DEGUINGANG puzzle for sale  ( seen in France in 2015 )


VINOT was also exported to the United Kingdom:

c. 1914 street scene in Bury / Essex with V&D vehicle


last V & D radiator emblem ressembling the AVIONS VOISIN emblem

Size
 c. 10 cm

Year
c. 1926- 1928

Estimate


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

When using a smartphone please use the button webview.