Mar 29, 2020

MAUSER / GERMANY

Like many armaments factories the MAUSER Werke AG had to turn to new products after WWI.
They started with a very unusual car, called Einspurauto ( single lane car ).
It was a three seater with two passengers behind the driver and two small retractable wheels at the side for starting and stopping ( what a crazy idea ). This car had  no emblem. From 1927 to 1929 the WINKLER Company of  Oberndorf  produced the single trace car in licence. Now there was an emblem:



Size8.3 cm
Year1927 - 1929
Estimate
 






MAUSER Einspurauto ( licence WINKLER ) seen in the museum ZÜNDMAGNET / Wurzen / Germany


MAUSER / WINKLER Einspurwagen dashboard plate


1925 advertisment



In 1923 MAUSER brought out a conventional 4 - wheeled car with 4 brakes and a 4-cylinder engine but it was sold in small numbers only.

the target circle on the  emblem as a symbol for the arms industry

Size6.9 cm x 7.2 cm
Year1923 - 1927
Estimate
 





In four years there were two slightly different emblems. Instead of the target circle here you see the ironsight of a pistol ( made by Mauser ):



1927 advertisment showing the automobile and the emblem with ironsight



1924 advertisment for both vehicles


contemporary description of the MAUSER privat car


1924 MAUSER brochure



the car emblem design with the target was patented in 1926



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