Mar 9, 2014

MOTOBLOC / FRANCE

MOTOBLOC was a French automobile manufacturer building cars from 1902 to 1931 in Bordeaux / South of France. The name is for an innovative engine design that combined engine, clutch and gearbox in a single main casing. MOTOBLOC  had a local importance only.
On all emblems you see the crescent moons: the symbole of Bordeaux also known as The Port de la Lune
because of the location on a crescent-shaped bend in the Garonne River.


V-shaped radiator emblem
Dimensions12 cm x 12 cm
Year1914
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This is the enameled MOTOBLOC emblem. You have to look years for it.
The colors of the cresent moons are blue, white and red as the national flag of France, The Tricolore.
flat radiator emblem

Dimensions7.1cm

Year 1912

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This is the next version of the enameled radiator emblem. It is as rare as the 1912 emblem !

curved radiator emblem

Dimensions7.1 cm

Year 1920

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reverse of an original MOTOBLOC emblem


oval MOTOBLOC radiator emblem
Dimensions5.0 x 5.5 cm

Year 1925

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This is the last round  MOTOBLOC emblem.
white only, the colors are gone.

Dimensions7.1 cm

Year 1930

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

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