French Factory Mascots

Manufacturer:  Beck Automobiles 1920-23.  The Storm.

These mascot was used as a company mascot for the French Beck Automobiles.  The Beck company had a short life from 1920-23.  Known in France as "Vertige de La Vitesse." and also known as The Storm here in the UK.  Sculptured by G Poitvin in silvered bronze and with the Contenot-Lelievre foundry stamp and signature G Poitvin, plus Casset, Lyon

Originally commissioned and marketed in 1921 by Hermes.  The mascot depicts a terrified young girl bent forward facing the wind with her dress flowing behind her as if she is trying to keep her balance as the car speeds along.  Stamped Made in France and retailed here in the UK by Finnigans of London as an accessory mascot in the mid 1920s and 1930s. These mascots can also be found marked Colin George.