Nov 5, 2013


AGA /  BERLIN / GERMANY  ( 1919 - 1928 )

Finally I´am able to present you an enameled emblem from AGA / Germany built in my home town Berlin.
In 1919 the AGA started their car production with a small 1.4 liter with 4-cylinder 16 hp engine. In the mid - twenties they sold quite well, offering a better 20hp engine. So there were a lot of AGA taxi cabs in Berlin. The last AGA was the AGA - SPEZIAL still proudly presented at the International Automobil exhibition in Berlin in 1928.
But there was never a regular production and AGA closed the car production still the same year.

I was told that this emblem may be a advertisng emblem. I don´t think so because of it´s size. 5.4 cm x 7.0 cm are a normal size for a radiator emblem.  Promotional emblems such as brooches or pins are always much smaller.

AGA emblem
 5.4 cm x 7.0 cm


the last AGA advertisment for the AGA -SPEZIAL, published in 1928

the AGA logo was patented in 1920

AGA  on the Motor Show / Berlin 1921

1922 advertisment: the complete AGA program

1923 AGA with angular fenders and v - shaped radiator  ( photo collection Thomas Ulrich ).

1921 advertisment showing the AGA with angular fenders

1924 advertisment   AGA in Egypt

AGA with v- shaped radiator and brass emblems


1926 advertisment with red emblem, although this color was never on any radiator emblem

1925 AGA with conventional fenders  (photo collection Thomas Ulrich ).

1925 advertisment, again showing the emblem in red 

AGA merchandising in the nineteentwenties:  something to smoke and something to write

not dated, but one of the last AGA ads

In Sweden the AGA car was marketed under the name TV = Thulinwerken. Around 300 vehicles were sold. This car also had a triangle emblem but the other way round:

If you want to know all about the AGA history just buy the book from Kai-Uwe Merz:
Der AGA- Wagen, published in 2011.

For more emblems  see older posts or top right of this page ( list of car makers ).
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1 comment:

  1. That is no radiator emblem but a advertisment-sticker. Best regards Dr. Merz, author of the only AGA-book ever