Accessory Mascots

Courtesy The Autocar October 17th 1930:  Hispano-Suiza.

The Hispano-Suiza was a Spanish marque that fist appeared in France in 1906 and a factory was opened there in 1911, initially as an assembly plant for its Spanish sister's products.  The company also built Aero-engines and this know-how and expertise was transferred after the World War One into the manufacture of the magnificent H6 series of the 1920s.  The world famous Aviation engine that powered the French Brequet aeroplane that was flown by the French aviator Dieudonné Coste who was the first person to make a non-stop flight from Paris to New York.  There were three sizes of Stork mascot fitted to the Hispano-Suiza and one dealers desk ornament, large Storks marked F Bazin and with serial number and HS logo, smaller one have signature only, however I have found them also with serial numbers, bronze various plantings, chrome plated for fitment to models J12 and K6, Silver plated models H6B and H6C.  The patent was taken out on the 8th of August 1919.