Dec 7, 2018


BALLOT / PARIS / FRANCE ( 1911  - 1931 )

The two brothers Edouard et Maurice Ballot started the company  Etablissement Ballot in Paris in 1905. Before the Great War the factory concentrated on marine and industrial engines, therefore the anchor in the badge.

At least since 1911 they also produced automobile engines. A lot of different car makers as Delage,     La Licorne, Barré, Mass etc.  used Ballot engines.

From 1919 on the Etablissement Ballot built cars  themselves. These cars had a very sporty reputation.
Car production ceased in 1931 when Hispano Suiza bought the factory to build the Hispano "Junior".

Fire and flame for a BALLOT mascot

BALLOT emblem from a v-shaped radiator

 7.2 cm
Year 1925 - 1929

the backside was enameled to avoid tensions when cooling the emblem after the firing process

BALLOT 3-Liter GP racer, seen in Paris 2023

1928 advertisment proudly showing the vee- shaped radiator with emblem

this emblem was used on Ballot engines in Italy

under the bonnet: a very beautiful engine emblem


another engine emblem, a little bit simplified



Here is the third engine emblem I was able to find.



1924 french advertisment

1925 BALLOT advertisment


The last years the emblem showed a red frame and the letters E B weren´t enameled anymore:

 7.6 cm
Year 1930 - 1931

flat repro emblem using the wrong blue on the letter E. The  original blue is transparent !


HISPANO SUIZA radiator decorated with BALLOT and other emblems


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