Nov 29, 2015

VAUXHALL / GB

The VAUXHALL MOTORS LTD. started car production in London in 1903.
They moved to LUTON in 1907 where they produced cars until 2002.
The company was acquired by GM in 1925.
The Griffin the on the emblem was adopted from the Plantagenet knight Fulk le Bréant who´s domicile was called          "Fulk´s Hall"  that became Vauxhall over the years.

Here you can see the first enameled radiator emblem from a VAUXHALL car that was still made in London.


first  enameled emblem

Year
Dimensions
       6.3  cm      
 1907

Estimate



reverse of an original Vauxhall London badge

Quite every Vauxhall emblem is showing the Griffin, but in 1912 there was an exception.
Instead of the Griffin you can recognize the stylized letters V and M:  VAUXHALL MOTORS



Year
Dimensions
       5.3  cm      
 1912  

Estimate



no makers mark on the 1912 badge



all three holes are original
Dimensions6.3  cm 
Year1920
Estimate



reverse with makers mark from: W.O. Lewis  (Badger)  Birmingham



slightly curved emblem with three original holes

Dimensions 6.3 cm 
Year1925
Estimate






emblem still made by W.O. LEWIS (BADGER) BIRMINGHAM





emblem of the thirties now without holes
Dimensions6.4 cm 
Year1930 
Estimate



slightly curved emblem with makers mark from: JOSEPH FRAY LTD  BIRMINGHAM

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

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