Feb 6, 2022



 ALBA / FRANCE ( 1913 - 1928 )

The ALBA automobile factory was founded in Suresnes, near Paris in 1913.

 This French brand is not to be confused with the Italian brand from Trieste, which built automobiles from 1906 to 1908.

The french company manufactured mid-size vehicles.  Propulsion was provided by various 4-cylinder engines purchased  e.g. from S.C.A.P. .  In 15 years they built less than 400 cars.  Otherwise, not much is known about this brand.

The first ALBA vehicles had round brass emblem that was mounted to the radiator core:

photo from https:/ /commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7439680

The one and only enameled radiator emblem was used the last two or three years only:

in my opinion a simlpy designed emblem

  5.2 cm
1926 - 1928

backside without makers mark

The name ALBA is often used, not only in the automotive industry, but also in sports or other companies. Finally with this ad I managed to prove: the ALBA emblem shown here is from the French car manufacturer:

the name ALBA

my collage of ads with the emblem.


Finally a period photo of the French ALBA:

   (photo collection Michael Schlenger click here )

There was another ALBA automobile company in Italy ( respect. Austria ) in 1906 to 1908 which had nothing to do with the french ALBA shown above. In any case they had the more beautiful emblem:

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

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