Jan 25, 2019

BRENNABOR / Germany

Founded in 1871 by Carl Reichstein the Brennabor - Werke were well known for baby buggies, bicycles and motorcycles. The plant was situated south of Berlin in Brandenburg / Havel.
Car production started in 1907. They began with a three-wheeler, called Brennaborette. It had a Fafnir engine. In 1909 they built their first 4-wheeler.
In the nineteentwenties  for a short time Brennabor became the biggest German car maker.
The peak years were 1927 and 1928. The last Brennabor car was built in 1933 but the firm continued to make bicycles and small motorcycles To my knowledge the first enameled radiator emblem was used after WW1 in 1919.


1912 Brennabor firewall emblem
Dimension8 cm x 5 cm
Year1912
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the first enameled radiator emblem was flat

Dimension6.2 cm
Year1919 - 1922
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A few years after the first use of the round  emblem showing the letter " B "  the design was patented:
1921 patent document

1922 advertisment showing the famous emblem


Brennabor of the mid-twenties




In 1924 the emblem became vaulted:

the two brackets on top of the emblem are original to fix it ( repros don´t have the brackets )

Dimension5.6 cm x 5.0 cm
Year1923 - 1927
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       backside of two originals   left: flat emblem           right: vaulted emblem

Brennabor hearse

1931 brochure for Brennabor commercial vehicles

In 1928 the new BRENNABOR Juwel showed a complex made new radiator emblem:



Year
Dimension
      5.8 cm  x  7.7 cm with frame   
 1928 - 1932

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Pay attention,  there is a very bad repro made by Goede / Germany:

left:   repro                        right: original


                                          left: repro                                right: original with makers mark from
                                                                                          W. DEUMER LUEDENSCHEID


1928 advertisment showing the new emblem

once upon a time it had been a Brennabor Juwel emblem

another BRENNABOR JUWEL radiator emblem waiting for restoration


The Brennabor Juwel had a factory radiator mascot. If there is one for sale don´t hesitate to offer it to me

The last change of the BRENNABOR emblem was in 1933. The new emblem showed the weapon of the town of Brandenburg where the car was made:

this is the rarest of all Brennabor emblems ( one year only )

Dimension  6.4 cm x 6.0 cm
Year1933

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1933 brochure advertising the new model



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

1 comment:

  1. one of the best emblem presentation ever seen. Thank you Claus

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