Dec 22, 2018

EMPIRE / USA


The EMPIRE Motor car company was a project of Carl Fisher, James Allison, Robert Hassler and Arthur Newby. In 1909 they presented the first car, nicknamed: " The Little Aristcrat ". It was a four-cylinder car with 20 hp. In 10 years they built around 4,500 cars. Their best year was 1916 when 693 cars were sold.
Every EMPIRE emblem is rare. You have to look years for it.



Dimension
  6.8 cm

Year
 1909 - 1912 

Estimate






Patented mark. Claiming first use on August 1, 1909


This perfect original emblem is from the Lee Roy Hartung / Chicago collection that was put up for auction in 2011.

Emblem showing the patented script

Dimension
6.4 cm x  6.4 cm

Year
 1914 - 1916

Estimate







Emblem with new script:

the two holes on top  are not original
Dimension
6.4 cm x  6.4 cm

Year
 1913 

Estimate



flat reverse with makers mark from S.D. CHILDS & CO  CHICAGO

1918 advertisment showing the next emblem

sorry for the bad picture;  couldn´t find a better one

Dimension


Year
 1918 

Estimate



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

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