Aug 15, 2014

COMET / USA

In car history there had been half-a-dozen of manufacturers with the trade name COMET (or KOMET in Germany).
Here you see the emblem of the American COMET of Illinois.
They started car production in 1917 in Decatur / Illinois.
The COMET was an assembled car with a six-cylinder engine.
Cars were only produced when a firm dealership order was on hand.
Their slogan was: " This COMET has come to stay ".
In five years only 1,094 cars were made. But in 1920 / 1921 they sold 40 cars to Belgium / Europe and dreamed of an international succes. In vain. In 1921 they had to close down.



COMET radiator emblem reproduced by Harry Pulfer

Size
  7.3 cm x 7.0
Year1917 - 1921

Estimate for an original




typical reverse of a Harry Pulfer repro


Another Harry Pulfer repro:

This emblem is showing the comet only


my personal COMET emblem arrangement


1929 advertisment showing proudly the large emblem with comet and lion


1921 advertisement in a Belgian journal. Here you see only a detail of the emblem: a comet with a tail



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

For the German Komet vehicle please click here.

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