Jan 22, 2017

Mascotte Engineering Co. / UK

The British Mascotte  was an assembled cyclecar built in London from 1919 to 1921.
They used Peters engines. There was nothing special on this roadster  and it was quite  expensive (  475 BP at that time, but no self starter ). So the company had a short-lived career.
The best of all was the beautiful radiator emblem showing a  topless lady.



paperweight made of an original MASCOTTE radiator emblem ( sorry, the telephone number is invalid )

Dimensionsca. 5.0 cm ( emblem only )
Year1919 - 1921
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reverse of the paperweight

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

Jan 16, 2017

Moller / USA

The brothers Wilhelm and Holger Moller had experimented in the light car business in their native Denmark before they offered their first US made car in 1920.
It was a four - cylinder roadster  in the European light car tradition. From the beginning on the brothers tried to export the roadster but neither domestic nor foreign sales kept the factory in business long. Car production ceased in 1922.


small emblem for a small car

Dimensionsca. 3.5 x  5.0 cm
Year1920 - 1922
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flat reverse with makers mark:  FOX COMPANY

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Jan 15, 2017

MAIBOHM / USA

The MAIBOHM Motors started car production in Ohio in 1916. The company was named after the founder Peter C. Maibohm who was a blacksmith, wagonmaker and real estate man. He offered an assembled car using a 4-cylinder engine.
The company´s  best production year had been  1920 when they built 1,212 cars.
After a fire they moved from Racine to Sandusky in 1919.
In 1923 a refined Maibohm was offered as a Courier. 373 Courier cars were sold only  and car production ceased still that year. Don´t mess it up with the COURIER Car Company of Dayton / Ohio ( 1909 - 1912 ).

The name of Maibohm means: tree in the month of may (maypole)

Dimensionsca. 4.5 cm x  5.5 cm
Year1916 - 1919
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flat reverse without makers mark

late MAIBOHM emblem (thank you for the picture, John )

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Jan 8, 2017

DUX / Germany

The Polyphon factory in Leipzig / Germany was famous for the production of  musical instruments. In 1909 they decided to enter the automobile market offering the Polymobil, a licence of the famous one-cylinder Oldsmobile.
The first car under the Latin name DUX   (that means  "Leader")  was built in 1909.
The last DUX - a 6-cylinder car with v-shaped radiator -  was offered from 1924 to 1926.
The same year DUX was taken over by PRESTO.

As the the last DUX had an v-shaped radiator there was one emblem at each side:

perfect pair of  DUX emblems (NOS)

Dimensions10.7 cm x  4.0 cm each
Year1924 - 1926
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there was also a white version

no makers mark

DUX advertisment of 1916 already showing the emblem

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Jan 6, 2017

MITCHELL / USA

The MITCHELL Motor Car Company situated in Racine / Wisconsin  built its first car with an air cooled engine in 1903. They had been wagon builders since 1834.  In 1910 the first passenger car with a six-cylinder engine  and for a very short time  ( 1916 only ) an eight-cylinder engine was offered. They were proud about the fact that quite every component was made in Racine.
Their slogan was: " Silent as the foot of time ".
The company´s  best production years had been 1917 and 1919 ( 10,938 and 10,873 cars).
I was able to verify that the first radiator emblem was on the model of 1917. Before there were scripts only.
The last year ( 1923 ) they sold 713 cars of the type F-50.
Then the factory was bought by Nash.


the first MITCHELL radiator was made of  thin brass only - no enamel -

Dimensions 6.3 cm 
Year1917 
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reverse of the brass emblem - no makers mark -



restored emblem with green enamel

reverse of an original ( enameled ) emblem,    no makers mark


later there was no more laurel on the bottom of the emblem




the very last MITCHELL radiator emblem of 1923 from the type F-50.  Only 713 cars were built.

Dimensions5.7 x  4.1 cm
Year1923 
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reverse without makers mark

advertisment of 1920 showing the new model with a "sloping radiator"

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

Dec 30, 2016

ANCHOR / USA

The ANCHOR Motor Car Company situated in Cincinnati / Ohio was the automotive branch of the ANCHOR Carriage Company. They started late in the automotive field ( 1910 ) with a 35 hp four - cylinder engine.  It was a short lived company. Car production ceased one year later in 1911 so you have to look years for this rare emblem.




made by GEO. J. MAYER CO. INDIANAPOLIS

Dimensions5.0 cm x  6.5 cm
Year1910 - 1911
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Dec 28, 2016

MIAMI CYCLE AND MFG. CO.

Not much is known about the MIAMI.    Steam Cars were built from 1901 - 1902 in Middletown / Ohio by the Miami Cycle and Manufacturing Company. The cars bore the Indian name Ramapaugh. In 1901 there was no enameled radiator badge at all. But there was already a badge in a form of a shield.. This extremly rare emblem is from the Lee Roy Hartung collection that was up for auction in 2011. To my knowledge it is the only existing badge of this Steam Car.



Dimensions 5.7 cm x 6.5 cm
Year1901 - 1902
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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

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

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.