Jun 8, 2015

BIANCHI / ITALY

Edoardo Bianchi started his car production in Milano / Italy in 1905.
Vintage BIANCHIS were conservative, but by 1922 they had dohc, with dual magneto ignition and 90 bhp.

In 1955 FIAT bought the factory to build the new AUTOBIANCHI, a car using FIAT components with a little bit more horsepower.

The emblems are showing the eagle of the Duke of Savoy ( Savoia ).
Inside the eagle you see the white cross in a red oval representing the crest of Savoia.

Here I present you a real piece of art. These emblems are made by using a pattern, a very  exigent technique.
A real highlight of my collection !

 emblem from the Bregonzio collection liquidated in 2009
Size
 7.4 cm 
Year1910 - 1912
Estimate





There was also a smaller version that was made with the pattern technique:


left: large original     right: smaller original



contemporary photo showing the round emblem  and a second emblem mounted on the radiator core



now the eagle is made in brass
Size
7.5 cm 
Year 1914
Estimate







pay attention: there is also a repro that looks like this




very nice BIANCHI mascot with an enameled crest on the bird chest




body emblem





 very large radiator emblem
Dimensions15.5 cm x 14.5 cm 
Year 1934
Estimate



you can see that the above shown emblem was mounted on the radiator core


This emblem in a form of a shield was mounted at the BIANCHI Tipo S9 in 1934



Dimensions 6.5 cm x 4.5 cm 
Year 1934
Estimate






emblem from the Bregonzio collection: no idea where it was mounted


Here you see a very nice post war emblem from the AUTOBIANCHI PRIMULA of 1967:



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

  1. It looks like many people here are looking for the original manufacturers specifications. I wanted to tell everyone about VehicleBios.com. It has free access to all specs for almost every auto and truck ever built! Hope this helps some people. Thank you, Rashida, Ten Doves"

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  2. I do metal detecting and found one of these emblems in the mountains here in Italy. Took me a while to find your photos. Kept thinking it was from a bike. It's a little bent up but I was hoping to get some more info and possibly show you mine. It looks very similar but there are slight design differences in the eagle. Feel free to email me.

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