Sep 11, 2014

BEN HUR / USA

The BEN HUR Motor Co was a short lived company. It started car production in 1917. The founder L.L. Allen named the car after the street Ben Hur Avenue where the factory plants were situated because already in 1917 there had been half a dozen of car manufacturers named Allen.
Maybe 40 cars have been built in two years and so the emblem is one of the most wanted emblems by any serious collector. The last original BEN HUR emblem was sold via ebay in 2007 for more than 1,200 USD.  In 2015 the next original BEN HUR emblem was sold for remarkable 2,125 USD !


BEN HUR radiator emblem

Dimensions  5.3 cm x 5.0
Year1917 - 1918

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emblem  reverse with makers mark: ROBBINS CO ATTLEBORO  MASS

Pay attention:  there is a repro made by Harry Pulfer  in the sixties.It looks quite different:



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




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