April 29, 2019


Nyberg Automobile Works

Anderson, Indiana (1911-1913)

Chattanooga, Tennessee (1912-1913)

This is a Nyberg radiator emblem (c1911-1913)     mjs
Size: 66mm wide 38mm high   MM: Bastion Bros

Henry Nyberg had built a two-cylinder and a single-cylinder runabout in Chicago in 1903 and then undertook mainly repair work. He established the Nyberg Automobile Works in 1907 to reconstruct and sell second-hand cars and in 1908 announced plans to manufacture new cars. 

Nyberg moved to Anderson, Indiana in 1911 and began to produce a 35/40 hp four-cylinder five-passenger touring car. A 60 hp six-cylinder model joined the line in 1912 and Nyberg opened a second manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. By 1913, Nyberg was offering five basic passenger car models in a wide range of body styles.

Nyberg also offered a 1-1/2-ton four-cylinder strake truck from 1912-1913.

Things appeared to be going well but the company was seriously short of cash and production of the Nyberg ceased abruptly in September 1913. Total production numbers for the Nyberg are not known.


The first Nyberg cars are likely to have displayed a brass Nyberg script attached to the radiator core, see example below. Original Nyberg radiator scripts are rare.

This is a Nyberg radiator script (1911-c1912)      mjs
Size: 238mm wide
The white, blue and red enamel finished Nyberg radiator emblem shown above at the top of this post is very rare. 

I cannot confirm the actual dates of use of this emblem as it does not appear on any original photos of Nyberg cars nor on Nyberg advertisements that I have seen. The very few Nyberg cars still in existence also do not carry radiator emblems.

If you can confirm the dates of use of the Nyberg script or radiator emblem, please let me know in order to update this post.

No comments:

Post a Comment