Apr 11, 2017


One of my all time emblem favorites:

Size9.2 cm x 7.0 cm
Year1949 onwards


backside without makers mark

The MIESSE started producing trucks and buses in 1905 in Brussels /Belgium. Since 1932 vehicles were equipped for years with the British GARDNER diesel engines made under licence.

What do you remember from your bible reading ? Guess what MIESSE is showing on the emblem !

It is St. Michael killing the Satan. What a strange idea for an autocar emblem.
I don´t know a second official vehicle emblem with a bible theme. But when you look at the coat of arms from the town of Brussels there you find this motif:

Here comes a much smaller MIESSE emblem. It is from 1933.

MIESSE radiator emblem

 4.1 cm x 6.1 cm

reverse without maker´s mark

1933 advertisment showing the emblem

 In the nineteenforties the emblem was simplified:


no more enamel, this emblem was etched and painted


In 1913 the flat radiator of the cars was replaced by a vee - shaped radiator adorned  by a round enameled emblem showing St. Michel fighting against the satan. You find this motif in the coat of arms of Brussels.

 c.  6.0 cm
1913 onwards

contemporary photo of a 1910 MIESSE Landaulet,  radiator with emblem: J.MIESSE


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

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