Jan 20, 2019

FMA DONAR / Germany


The FRANKFURTER MASCHINENBAU  company  ( FMA ) started to build trucks for the German military under the name " FRANKFURTER " at the end of WW I in 1918.
After the war  trucks were sold under the name of  " DONAR ".
Truck production ceased in 1929 but this firm continued in the compressed air technology.                                        In 1971 the FMA was absorbed by Demag.


large truck emblem showing the hammer of the nordic god Thor

Size 21.5 cm x 9.9 cm
Year1928 - 1929

Estimate



flat reverse without makers mark


After WWI  the FMA company started a trademark contest. The name "DONAR" ranked first out of 3,854 competitors as you can read in this advertisment.



rare advertisment showing an early FMA truck

on top of the radiator you can see the enameled emblem

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