Nov 27, 2013


HERFF BROOKS radiator emblem
The HERFF - BROOKS Corporation was a short - lived automobile manufacturer based in Indianapolis. It operated for about three years from 1914 to 1916. It was a successor of the failed MARATHON Motor Works of Nashville ( please look at my MARATHON page).
The name came from the HERFF Brothers and H.H. BROOKS.
It is believed that only one HERFF - BROOKS automobile survives today so the radiator emblem is as rare as the car.
This emblem is from the Lee Roy Hartung collection that was put up for auction in november 2011.

Dimensions 4.8 x 5.6
Year1914 - 1916

Original with makers mark from Bastian Bros. Rochester N.Y.

And yes, there is a reproduction from Harry Pulfer made in the sixties:

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flat repro, no makers mark

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

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