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Moline Knight radiator emblem
Moline Knight radiator emblem
The Moline-Knight was launched as a modest car. It was one of the first models to feature a long-stroke (6 inches) engine. In 1919 it was renamed the R&V Knight.
Region: East North Central
      
State: IL
      
Era: 1890-1930
Moon Motor Car Company radiator emblem
Moon Motor Car Company radiator emblem
Moon started out manufacturing buggies and then began producing assembled cars of high quality with a European style. The radiator design for the 1919 touring car came from Rolls-Royce, indicating the class to which Moon aspired. The company collapsed when it took over New Era Motors Inc.
Region: West North Central
      
State: MO
      
Era: 1890-1930, 1929-1945
Olds Motor Works radiator emblem
Olds Motor Works radiator emblem
Ransom Eli Olds began the Olds Motor Works in 1891 when he built a three wheeled, steam powered car. He also experimented with electric vehicles before building the Curved Dash Runabout, the first mass produced vehicle. In 1904 Ransom Olds left the company to found REO. Oldsmobile is one of the...
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
Era: 1870-1900, 1890-1930, 1929-1945, 1945-1975, 1968-present
Owen Magnetic radiator emblem
Owen Magnetic radiator emblem
In 1915 Ray Owen adapted a gearless magnetic transmission from the battleship New Mexico for electric automobiles. An unconventional hybrid, the Owen Magnetic used a gas engine to generate electricity to power the transmission. The electrical transmission was smooth, flexible, and...
Region: Middle Atlantic
      
State: PA
      
Era: 1890-1930
Pontiac radiator emblem
Pontiac radiator emblem
"Chief of the Sixes" was Oakland's initial motto when it began producing the first Pontiac Six in 1926. In 1932 General Motors established the Pontiac Motor Division, replacing Oakland.
Pope-Hartford radiator emblem
Pope-Hartford radiator emblem
Pope-Hartford is one of the many companies that produced bicycles prior to automobiles. The Pope Manufacturing Company automobile business went into receivership three times during its short life, illustrating the financial difficulties new automobile compaies faced. Pope-Hartfords had...
Region: New England
      
State: CT
      
Era: 1890-1930
R & V Knight radiator emblem
R & V Knight radiator emblem
In 1919 the Moline-Knight became the R&V Knight. It was a well built car, although never very popular. One of the first "fully loaded" vehicles, standard features included tire chains and windshield wipers, with cars priced from $2,500-4,000. As opposed to Model T owners who were accustomed...
Region: East North Central
      
State: IL
      
Era: 1890-1930
Radiator emblems on exhibit, panel 1
Radiator emblems on exhibit, panel 1
A selection of automobile emblems was included in a temporary exhibit at the Smithsonian in 1939. Compare this display with how the radiator emblems are shown in America on the Move.
Era: 1929-1945
Radiator emblems on exhibit, panel 2
Radiator emblems on exhibit, panel 2
A selection of automobile emblems was included in a temporary exhibit at the Smithsonian in 1939. Compare this display with how the radiator emblems are shown in America on the Move.
Era: 1929-1945
Radiator emblems on exhibit, panel 3
Radiator emblems on exhibit, panel 3
A selection of automobile emblems was included in a temporary exhibit at the Smithsonian in 1939. Compare this display with how the radiator emblems are shown in America on the Move.
Era: 1929-1945
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