Nov 6, 2014

FBW / CH

There were three big truck makers in Switzerland.

SAURER, BERNA and FBW.
SAURER was number 1 and FBW was  the number 3 of them only.
May be 7,000 trucks and buses were built in 67 years.
FBW stands for Franz Brozinzevic of Wetzikon.
He started his own truck production in 1918.
The last truck was built in 1985.

To my knowledge there was only one enameled radiator emblem. No optical change before and after WWII.

Here you see the common  F.B.W radiator emblem:


original F.B.W. radiator emblem with original holes to fix it

Dimensions 8.5 cm x 4.0 cm
Yearca 1930 - 1955
Estimate




As it is rare there are repros:


top: original        down:   repro

So you have to look at the backside.
The original emblem was made by Thomas Lauer of Nuernberg in Germany:



top:  original      down:  repro







Now I found a second F.B.W. emblem. It is looking older. What do you think ?



Dimensions 6.0cm
Yearunknown
Estimate



reverse without makers mark
For more beautiful car / truck emblems see top right (list of car makers).

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