December 21, 2016

FIFTH AVENUE COACH

Fifth Avenue Coach Co. (1916-1925)

New York, New York


This is a Fifth Avenue Coach radiator emblem (c1920)     mjs
Size: 130mm diameter     MM: None

The Fifth Avenue Coach Company began as a horse drawn bus operation in 1885 and started operating gasoline powered buses in New York City in 1906. In 1916 the company began to manufacture their own Type A double-deck buses, some of which were sold to other operators. From 1921 Fifth Avenue Coach began to produce other models, including lower height double-deck buses and single-deck buses.

Fifth Avenue Coach sold its bus building business to Yellow Coach in 1925 (see Yellow Coach/GM Coach).

Emblem

The painted brass Fifth Avenue Coach radiator emblem shown above is very rare.

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