Aug 13, 2018

BENZ SÖHNE / Germany

In 1906 when Carl Benz left the BENZ & Cie Company he had founded,  he started a new factory together with his sons Richard and Eugen. The start was very difficult. Only prototypes were built until 1908.   Car production  was always small and ceased in 1924.
It seems that only two BENZ and SÖHNE cars survives today.

original BENZ and Sons emblem ( N.O.S. ,- found at the ancient factory in Ladenburg / Germany in 2004 )

Dimension
7.4 cm 
Year
1909- 1914
Estimate
 




reverse without makers mark

1909 advertisment showing the emblem

In 1913 Carl Benz worked on his own sleeve valves engine. He had no ambition and no money to pay licence fees to Charles Yale Knight who patented the sleeve valves engine in the USA in 1906.
The Benz sleeve valves engine was developed to the stage of a regular production so Car Benz even ordered emblems for this type. You can see the emblem on the next picture. I don´t know why but then he decided to stop this project. To my knowledge there was never a regular production. So you can imagine how rare this emblem is.
I ´m sure it was intended to be mounted on the firewall or on the engine itself as the name BENZ  is not written on the emblem.



Dimension
6.0 cm 
Year
1913
Estimate
 


reverse without makers mark

In 1914 and later an  emblem made in the same style with the sun and rays was used on top of the raditor of a 1914 BENZ, type 10/26 and again in 1924.




Dimension
7.4 cm 
Year
19014- 1924
Estimate
 


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

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