Mar 13, 2021


RÖHR ( 1927 - 1938 )

The German RÖHR Company -  founded by Gustav Röhr - started late in the automobile industry using the ancient factory plant from FALCON .
They presented their first car in 1927.
It was a large 8 - cylinder car  in the luxury segment. They sold not many of these car cars so they tried to offer a cheaper 4 - cylinder car, the RÖHR Junior, one of the first  front wheel drive automobiles. It was the "best-seller" for RÖHR ( 1,700 cars ) but not enough to survive.
In 1938 they sold the factory to STOEWER and the RÖHR Junior became the STOEWER Greif.

All RÖHR emblems are hard to find. You have to looks years for them.

Original Röhr 8 emblem made of enamel
Size 2.3 cm x  3.5 cm (badge without base)
Year1927 - 1933

RÖHR 8 Typ F Autenrieth

1933 RÖHR  emblem. The insert is a repro made of plastic

emblem in original as found condition

backside of an original emblem

another RÖHR repro emblem, made by Göde / Germany

this emblem was mounted on the radiator core
Size12.5 cm x 12.0 cm (emblem with metal base)
Year1933 - 1935

1934 advertisment showing two RÖHR emblems (  the right emblem was obviously the template for the reproduction emblem made by GÖDE, shown above )

1933 sales brochure

insert made of enamel

1933 brochure showing the Junior emblem

picture from Vorkriegs - Klassiker  showing a Röhr Junior before WWII

In 1930  the new Röhr 8 type RA showed another  emblem on the radiator: the number 8 with ornaments.             A radiator mascot with the letter R only but no script  on the grill indicated  that it was a Röhr.
Question of understatement ?

RÖHR Eight mascot

RÖHR 8, photographed in times of the former GDR (DDR, see the TRABANT Kombi in the background)

very large RÖHR 8 script

the RÖHR script was patented in 1931

For more emblems see older posts or top right ( list of carmakers )
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