Nov 30, 2014

EMPIRE / USA

The EMPIRE Motor car company was a project of Carl Fisher, James Allison, Robert Hassler and Arthur Newby. In 1909 they presented the first car, nicknamed: " The Little Aristcrat ". It was a four-cylinder car with 20 hp. In 10 years they built around 4,500 cars. Their best year was 1916 when 693 cars were sold.
Every EMPIRE emblem is rare. You have to look years for it.


first EMPIRE radiator emblem
Dimensions
  6.8 cm

Year
 1909 - 1912 

Estimate





This perfect original emblem is from the Lee Roy Hartung / Chicago collection that was put up for auction in 2011.



Dimensions
12 cm x  6.0 cm

Year
 1912 - 1919 

Estimate








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



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