Mar 30, 2023



GOBRON - BRILLIE / FRANCE  ( 1901 - 1930 )

As early as 1898, Eugène Brillié and Gustav Gobron joined forces to create the GOBRON - BRILLIE brand and produce automobiles. Their specialty was a two-cylinder engine, but in which ran four pistons. An invention that did not catch on. As early as 1903 the partners split up again, but keeping the name GOBRON -  BRILLIE until 1910, and only after that, until the end in 1930, the vehicles bore  the name GOBRON only.

When the company was still  called GOBRON-BRILLIE, the emblem had an oval shape.

1907 GOBRON BRILLIE with oval emblem

From 1911 the emblem became round and showed a kind of gear in a circle:

7.7  cm
Year1911- 1920

the only original enameled GOBRON emblem I have ever seen 

  6.5 cm
1920 - 1924

GOBRON radiator with long filler neck

There was also a reproduction of the emblem, where however the enamel was not transparent:

repro emblem

Overview of French radiators from 1906:

second row in the middle (number 29) the GOBRON radiator

contemporary advertisment showing the emblem top right

GOBRON radiator of my collection

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

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