Dec 8, 2013

CITROEN

André CITROEN started his own car production in 1919, before he was chief engineer of MORS / FRANCE and he had is own manufacture of gearwheels. That is why you see on the first emblem of the typ A two pattern of those gearwheels. This emblem was mounted from 1919 to 1933 in different sizes on different CITROEN models.

CITROEN radiator emblem
Dimensions6.2 cm x 5.6 cm
Year1919 - 1933
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                     No need to buy a reproduction. There are enough originals on the market.
left: original                   right: reproduction

André CITROEN invented the engine with " Floating Power" (moteur flottant) and  proudly showed this innovation on the radiator emblem in 1933:


Dimensions5.5 cm
Year1933
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CITROEN also produced cars in GERMANY, AUSTRIA, GREAT BRITAN and  ITALY.
The Italien made automobiles had their own emblem:

CITROEN MILANO emblem
Dimensions6.2 cm x 4.5 cm
Year1926
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Here is the most thought - after CITROEN emblem. It is from a C6 of 1930.


CITROEN radiator emblem
Dimensions6.6 cm x 4.9 cm
Year1930
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Here you see the C6 of the pope Pius XI. The car is in the Museum de Chariot of Rome. The odometer of this car is showing 156 kilometers only. Thank you Guiseppe for the informations and  this picture.
CITROEN radiator with motometer and emblem

This is the German CITROEN radiator emblem. As in Italy the town is marked: KÖLN
CITROEN KÖLN emblem
Dimensions6.2 cm x 4.7 cm
Year1933
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For more beautiful emblems see top right ofthis page (list of car makers) !



2 comments:

  1. Sir,

    Once again your astute emblem collecting and generous blog posting on the 1933 Citroen "moteur flottant" radiator emblem (dating back to December 8, 2013) helped me to more properly identify a similarly badged radiator-mounted engine temperature indicator that I was recently able to obtain. And, while you assign a relatively "low" scale of collectibility to the emblem of this type, the indicator is conversely quite, quite truly rare, even in France, let alone in the United States! I Purchased the Citroen indicator cap based upon its unusual-ness, without a clear understanding of its exact origin by myself or the previous owner. Shortly after acquiring the moteur flottant radiator cap with integrated indicator and beginning my research and authentication phase my instincts told me that if anyone would know exactly the correct automobile manufacture, year and other applicable information that it would be you and come from your website. So, I thank you for your radiator emblem collections, collecting foresight and generosity in posting the Citroen "Moteur Flottant" radiator emblem on your website and sharing your knowledge with me and so many others across the internet and world. Also, I really appreciate the website, (just in case you couldn't tell). It is a very valuable asset to automobilia collectors and automotive industry historians. Be Well!

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