May 31, 2016

RÖHR ( ROEHR ) / GERMANY

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
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RÖHR 8 Typ F Autenrieth



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





emblem in original as found condition



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
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1934 advertisment showing both RÖHR emblems


1933 sales brochure

insert made of enamel


1933 brochure showing the Junior emblem


picture from vorkriegs-klassiker-rundschau.blog  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 ?







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