Sep 14, 2018


A short lived German company, located in Eisenberg / Thuringia, that started car production  in 1921. First they offered a two seater cycle car with an air cooled engine. The car was very similar with the ROVER Eight.                  In 1922 they moved to Naumburg / Thuringia.
Later the engine was water cooled and there were also four seaters and small trucks.
Production ceased in 1925.  No surviving car is known.

my all time favorite radiator badge

Dimension8.3cm x 6.1  cm
Year1921- 1925

reverse without makers mark

 Years later I was able to buy another Peter & Moritz emblem:

I compared them and found several differences. The size is identical, but the company name is spelled differently: " PETER u MORTIZ " on the first emblem and " PETER & MORITZ " on the second emblem.  The evaluation of all documents such as advertisements, brochures, letters etc. showed that the company always wrote itself with the sign " & " between the names ! The colors are also arranged a bit differently. For example, the black field under Moritz´s hair has now turned into green. This also seems to be correct, because the field is part of the green sweater and not of the hair.

All together let me come to the conclusion that the first emblem is a prototype emblem, which had errors and was then replaced in the series by the second emblem !

1924  Automobil exposition with PETER & MORITZ in the background and ELITE in the foreground

Peter and Moritz car with flat radiator

 models with v-shaped radiator had the emblem mounted on the radiator core

Do you know these two guys ?

The German author Wilhelm Busch already used the comic strip technique in 1865 publishing the story about Max und Moritz. 55 years later the two buys are on a radiator emblem. What a crazy idea !

I´m sure you will find in this garage the last survivor of the Peter and Moritz cars... 


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

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1 comment:

  1. I love this funny emblem. Want to buy one. But where ?