History of the Mercedes Emblemby Ryan Calhoun
Mercedes-Benz, one of the largest and most well-known car manufacturers, has a long history behind it, including the creation of its distinctive logo. The story dates back to 1926, when Emil Jellinek, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz founded the car company.
The Mercedes-Benz logo is trademarked by the three-point star, which you will find on all Mercedes-Benz vehicles. It is said that the logo is supposed to symbolize Daimler's ambition of universal motorization--"on land, on water and in the air."
The name Mercedes-Benz was derived from combining the name of Jellinek's daughter Mercedes and Carl Benz's former company, Benz & Cie. Jellinek originally had created a car in 1900 called Mercedes. When he joined forces with Daimler's DMG (Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft) and Benz's company, they came to be known as Mercedes-Benz.
The Three-Point Star
The logo originally was a four-point star. In 1909, both a three-point and a four-point star were registered as company trademarks and legally protected; however, since 1910, only the three-point star has been used.
While in use since 1910, there have been many variations of the Mercedes-Benz logo. These variations include: a circle around the logo; the words "Mercedes-Benz" embedded in a circle around the logo; and a raised three-point star without a circle around it.
Today, the Mercedes-Benz brand is synonymous with luxury. The easily recognizable emblem signifies superiority to other cars on the road.
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