Dec 17, 2017

MORRIS / UK

Car dealer William R. Morris launched his own car  the MORRIS OXFORD in 1913. It proved very popular and over 1,000 cars were sold by the end of 1914.
By 1925 over 54,000 cars were sold making MORRIS the largest producer in UK.
The last car with a MORRIS badge was built in 1984.

In more than fifty years  dozens of  different emblems had been on the cars so it´s  a pleasure to collect MORRIS emblems.


The first MORRIS OXFORD ( 1913 - 1914 ) had no radiator emblem.


To my knowledge  the first  emblem was on the radiator of a MORRIS COWLEY in 1915.
It showed an ox   with tail down (!) crossing a ford, therefore Oxford !!!




Dimension5.6 cm
Year1915 - 1920
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no makers mark


Dimension5.3 cm
Year1920 - 27
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M.G. Super Sports of 1925 / 26
Dimension6.1 cm
Year1925 - 1926
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From the next car generation on the ox had a tail showing upwards !



two piece emblem: outer ring and insert with ox.  Horizontal lines are red-blue-red.

Dimension
 5.5 cm
Year
1928 - 1930
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The shield with the ox is flush with the badge surface. Horizontal lines are blue-red-blue
Dimension
 5.5 cm
Year
1928 - 1930
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Dimension
 4.9 cm x 6.1 cm
Year
1932
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Dimension
4.9 cm x 6.1 cm
Year
1933
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Dimension
 4.9 cm x 6.1 cm
Year
1934 
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Dimension
4.9 cm x 6.1 cm
Year
1934 -  1935
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Dimension
 3.8 cm x 4.7 cm
Year
1934
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Dimension
 5.7 cm x 7.2 cm
Year
1935
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Dimension
 5.7 cm x 7.2 cm
Year
1935
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Dimension
 4.7 cm x 6.0 cm
Year
1935 - 1939
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Dimension
 3.8 cm x 4.4 cm
Year
1938 
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my favorite MORRIS radiator emblem

quite every MORRIS emblem was made by J.FRAY Ltd  B´HAM


Dimension emblem only
 4.6 cm x 6.1 cm
Year
1939
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CWT means: centum weight or hundredweight


very nice post-war emblem
Dimension
2.4 cm x 5.8 cm
Year
1948
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why always radiator emblems ? This is a trunk emblem !
Dimension
 12.0 cm x 3.8 cm
Year
1948
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Dimension
 12.0 cm x 3.8 cm
Year
1948
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My MORRIS emblem collection:   a never ending story
For more beautiful car and truck emblems see older posts or top right ( list of car makers ).

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