Feb 18, 2024



AGA /  BERLIN / GERMANY  ( 1919 - 1928 )

Finally I´am able to present you an enameled emblem from AGA / Germany built in my home town Berlin.
In 1919 the AGA started their car production with a small 1.4 liter with 4-cylinder 16 hp engine. In the mid - twenties they sold quite well, offering a better 20hp engine. So there were a lot of AGA taxi cabs in Berlin. The last AGA was the AGA - SPEZIAL still proudly presented at the International Automobil exhibition in Berlin in 1928.
But there was never a regular production and AGA closed the car production still the same year.

I was told that this emblem may be a advertisng emblem. I don´t think so because of it´s size. 5.4 cm x 7.0 cm are a normal size for a radiator emblem.  Promotional emblems such as brooches or pins are always much smaller.

AGA emblem
 5.4 cm x 7.0 cm


the last AGA advertisment for the AGA -SPEZIAL, published in 1928

the AGA logo was patented in 1920

AGA  on the Motor Show / Berlin 1921

1922 advertisment: the complete AGA program

1923 AGA with angular fenders and v - shaped radiator  ( photo collection Thomas Ulrich ).

1921 advertisment showing the AGA with angular fenders

1924 advertisment   AGA in Egypt

AGA with v- shaped radiator and brass emblems


1926 advertisment with red emblem, although this color was never on any radiator emblem

1925 AGA with conventional fenders  (photo collection Thomas Ulrich ).

1925 advertisment, again showing the emblem in red 

AGA merchandising in the nineteentwenties:  something to smoke and something to write

AGA brass emblem mounted in the middle of the radiator when the v - shaped radiator was gone on the type C 6/20

Although numerous AGA vehicles were used as cabs, especially in their home city of Berlin, photos of AGA cabs are extremely difficult to find, so I am pleased to  show one here:

my AGA type C 16/20 radiator

to my knowledge  the AGA hubcap was not modified during the 10-year production period of the vehicles.

not dated, but one of the last AGA ads

Built in 1919, the building still exists. It was even listed as a historical monument in the nineteen-nineties. I took the photo in 2023.

In Sweden the AGA car was marketed under the name TV = Thulinwerken. Around 300 vehicles were sold. This car also had a triangle emblem but the other way round:

If you want to know all about the AGA history just buy the book from Kai-Uwe Merz:
Der AGA- Wagen, published in 2011.

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