October 22, 2020

PORTER

American & British Manufacturing Co. (1919-1922)

Bridgeport, Connecticut


This is a Porter radiator emblem (1919-1922)    mjs
Size: 73mm wide 21mm high   MM: Unknown

Finley Robertson Porter had to stop production of his F.R.P. automobile (see F.R.P.) when his Port Jefferson factory was taken over by the government prior to America's entry into the First World War. Following the end of the war, manufacture was resumed but this time by the American & British Manufacturing Company.

The new car was called the Porter. The Porter was a 125 hp four-cylinder automobile with a Rolls-Royce type radiator and built on a very long wheelbase chassis. Porter car bodies were all custom built by America's best coachbuilders. The Porter was a spectacular automobile but very expensive. It did not survive the post First World War depression. Only 36 Porter cars were built.

Emblems

The original Porter radiator emblem shown above is extremely rare.

The Porter emblem shown below is a Porter hub emblem and is also extremely rare:

This is a Porter hub emblem (1919-1922)    mjs
Size: 76mm diameter   MM: None

 

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