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peter scott



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:33 pm    Post subject: The biggest badge Reply with quote

A bit trivial this but triggered by the bodge thread I thought I'd ask for the vehicle with the biggest badge. My thoughts were of the Mercedes autobuses that were very common in Paris. I couldn't find a photo of the type I remember but here's an older version.
https://images.app.goo.gl/4fHs8mAx6FgVFa2Y6

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1930? I don't think so.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't find a photo of the Paris autobuses that I remember seeing as late as the 1970s but they also had a Mercedes badge covering the full size of the radiator. I suspect the bus type in the photo would have been commonly seen in the 1930s.

I did wonder why Paris should have chosen Mercedes buses but it appears that I was wrong to label it as a Mercedes. This is a Renault-Scemia bus probably from the early 1920s.

http://transpressnz.blogspot.com/2011/12/early-mercedes-bus-paris.html

Other sources suggest that these are of Schneider manufacture.

"Compagnie Generale des Omnibus (CGO), designed this new bus from a sophisticated PB2 Schneider chassis, equipped with a new engine called "H", studied and developed in its workshops, and a body modernized. The first bus H circulated on June 1, 1916 on the E Madeleine-Bastille line. 1,269 copies circulated in Paris. They were reformed in 1937. The Schneider H bus, donated by the RATP and rebuilt from an engine chassis, entered the Museum on 19 October 1959."



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not so big as the badge on that bus, but the 1971 VW Kombis had a large VW on the front panel

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm quite happy to be shot down on this but I have a faint memory of a type of patent circular radiator fitted on several veteran and vintage bus types which had this Mercedes appearance. It is not I think intended to be such a badge at all but just looks like it!.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you are quite right Jonathan. I did see a reference to it being a Solex radiator not that the complete chassis was of Solex manufacture.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xavnco2/8082130232

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
http://archive.commercialmotor.com/article/1st-december-1910/5/the-solex-circular-radiator
http://archive.commercialmotor.com/article/1st-may-1913/20/the-solex-circular-radiator
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pattle/nacc/arc0029.htm

The Spyker 12/6 Kenneth Moore drove in Genevieve had a circular radiator.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah! Well done Penman.

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