DPE01 Southdown Radiator badge
Actual size = 29mm x 13mm - Released 30th August 2020
Our emblem has been drawn from a real plaque, previously taken off of a Southdown vehicle at some point during its life, now one of many items we have hanging on our walls. The original item and made from glassfibre, could be seen on the front bonnet of the Leyland Titan PD3s, the coaches and other vehicles in the Southdown fleet, while many can still be seen attached to a variety of those now in preservation.
The typical Mackenzie script is well known and stands out in the cream on the green background, with edges picked out with the brass, copying the style on those vehicles and the rectangular shape clearly shows the gentle raised middle and the lower point, therefore the badge truly represents what is seen as in the Southdown livery, a real emblem as used on the vehicles and not just as a generic rectangle, oval or rounded badge with a Southdown name added in the middle.
Our new style Emblem badge is therefore for those who collect bus badges, in particular this new release is aimed at the Southdown Enthusiasts.