Dec 22, 2019


The American LEWIS was a short lived Motor car company ( 1914 -1916 ).
The three partners William M. Lewis, the french born René M. Pétard and James M. Cram founded the company in Racine / Wisconsin. Before all three had worked for the better known Mitchell.
The home built engine was designed by René M. Pétard. It was a 6-cylinder engine with 60 bhp.
While WWI  René Petard left the States to serve in the French army and W. M. Lewis wasn´t able to continue without his chief-engineer  production ceased in 1916.

LEWIS emblem showing the french Fleur-de-Lys. You can find the same symbol on the BRISCOE emblem !

flat reverse without makers mark but you still can see two spots of the original solder

To my knowledge there is a second  version of this emblem with inversed colors(blue background and white Fleur-deLys)

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