Duesenberg Automobile & Motors Company, American manufacturer of luxury automobiles. Founded in Des Moines, Iowa,by brothers August & Frederick Duesenberg. Duesenberg was active in various forms from 1913 - 1937. A distinctive feature of the Duesenberg was the "bowtie" style front bumper, which used two pieces of steel, with the top piece bent to resemble a bowtie. Pictured is a 1930 'Model J' Dusenberg.