VEHICLE MANUFACTURER   1905-1925 This type was initially issued for use by both manufacturers and dealers.
In 1916, dealers started using the "D" prefix, and manufacturers continued with "M".
Manufacturer plates first became available on June 1, 1905.
PRESTATE 1905-1908M 00
00 M
Manufacturer plates were issued in the pre-state era using "M" and a serial number.

Leib Brothers
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

Leib Brothers
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

(from the picture at top right)
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

Reversed format?Chuck Westphal
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

1908-1925 000 M
From 1908 to 1915, manufacturer plates used an "M" suffix.
The car number was on the top right, and could be between 1 and 5.

1908Leib Brothers
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

1909
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

1909John Willard
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

1910
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

1910
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

1910
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

1911John Willard
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

1912
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

1913John Willard
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

1914
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

1914No car number !!Leib Brothers
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

1915
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate

1915
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate


In 1916, the "M" moved to the prefix position, and the car number was put at the end of the plate after the serial.

1916
New Jersey Vehicle Manufacturer License Plate


Manufacturer plates with the "M" prefix were issued until 1925.
The manufacturer plate type was officially discontinued in 1932, and at that point, "D" prefix plates were used for dealers AND manufacturers.
LATER ISSUES
Vehicle manufacturer plates appeared again in the 1960s - go to this page to see the recent plates.