Mar 12, 2021

DUX / Germany

DUX ( 1908 - 1927 )

The Polyphon factory in Leipzig / Germany was famous for the production of  musical instruments. In 1909 they decided to enter the automobile market offering the Polymobil, a licence of the famous one-cylinder Oldsmobile.
The first car under the Latin name DUX   (that means  "Leader")  was built in 1908.
The last DUX - a 6-cylinder car with v-shaped radiator -  was offered from 1924 to 1926.
The same year DUX was taken over by PRESTO.

1918 design  patent of the round DUX emblem

1913 advertisment

The the last DUX had a v - shaped radiator. There was one emblem at each side:

perfect pair of  DUX emblems (NOS)

10.7 cm x  4.0 cm each
Year1924 - 1926
Estimate for the pair

contemporary photo of the DUX TYP R with vee - shaped radiator and  two emblems

same car, but now the man behind the camera

there was also a white version

no makers mark

1924 engine side view ( of cours with emblem ! )

1922 advertisement for the DUX with vee - shape radiator

1916 DUX advertisment   showing the emblem

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

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