Mar 28, 2021

COTTIN & DESGOUTTES / FRANCE

COTTIN & DESGOUTTES / FRANCE  ( 1904 - 1933 )

The French car manufacturer Cottin & Desgouttes existed from 1904 to 1933. in 1904 Pierre Desgouttes left the BERLIET brand and decided to build cars under his own name. In 1905 he joined forces with Cyrille Cottin and the brand now received their final name.

In 1911, a branch was even established in Cambridge / England,  where the chassis imported from France were coachbuilt.

In 1922, the Type M was introduced, a small and very economical car that became the company's greatest success. As a late consequence of the world economic crisis, the company finally ended its activities in 1933.

 The star in the center of the emblem represents beauty:

On early emblems there are no dots between the names and the towns !

Size
 7.3 cm 
Year1906- 1912
Estimate


very early COTTIN & DESGOUTTES


In 1911, a branch was  established in Cambridge / England,  where the chassis imported from France were coachbuilt:

1911 advertisment


COTTIN & DESGOUTTES c. 1912


early brochure showing the emblem



From the year 1913, you can find dots on the emblem between the names and the cities:



Size
 7.1 cm 
Year1913- 1933
Estimate



backside without makers mark


In the following advertisment comes the explanation why on the emblem are two city names "Paris" and "Lyon" :  the production plant was in Lyon and the administration in Paris.



Last not least there was a miniature emblem on a children pedal car:



Very charming ad for a C & D

 

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