Apr 11, 2017


One of my all time emblem favorites:

MIESSE Belge Belgique radiator emblem badge vintage camion autocar
 Backside without makers mark.

Size9.2 cm x 7.0 cm
Yearfrom 1949 onwards



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

 ca  6.0 cm
1913 onwards

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