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Leipzig, Germany.
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The Polyphon factory in Leipzig, Germany was famous for the production of musical instruments. In 1909 they decided to enter the automobile market offering the Polymobil, a licence of the famous one-cylinder Oldsmobile.

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Dux emblems. (source: Radiator Emblem Collection)

The first car under the Latin name DUX (which means "Leader") was built in 1909. The last DUX - a 6-cylinder car with v-shaped radiator - was offered from 1924 to 1926. The same year DUX was taken over by Presto.

As the the last DUX had an v-shaped radiator there was one emblem at each side.

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1916 Dux ad. (source: Radiator Emblem Collection)

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Dux Automobil-Werke ad.

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1911 Dux Polyphon ad.

 
 
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