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Radiator emblems on exhibit, panel 4
Radiator emblems on exhibit, panel 4
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
Reo radiator emblem
Reo radiator emblem
This vehicle takes its name from the initials of its founder, Ransom Eli Olds, who left Oldsmobile to start a new company. Reo made a variety of cars, which were steady sellers up through the Depression. Although the last private car was manufactured in 1936, trucks and buses were made...
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930, 1929-1945
Rickenbacker Motor Company radiator emblem
Rickenbacker Motor Company radiator emblem
The emblem for the car was taken from First Lieutenant Eddie Rickenbacker's flying squadron insignia, the "Hat in the Ring." Rickenbacker (1890-1973) was a well known race car driver and WWI flying ace. Three automobile executives from the EMF Company—Barney Everitt, William Metzger and Walter...
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930
Roosevelt radiator emblem
Roosevelt radiator emblem
Do you recognize the 26th president (1901-1909)? Naming a car after a president can imply a general notion of power and leadership. It may also reflect some of personal characteristics of a specific president. In the case of Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), it might be his sense of adventure and...
Region: East North Central
      
State: IN
      
Era: 1890-1930, 1929-1945
Standard Steel Car Company radiator emblem
Standard Steel Car Company radiator emblem
Standard Steel had been in the railroad industry, manufacturing steel and composite railway carriages and wagons, before turning to automobiles.
Region: Middle Atlantic
      
State: PA
      
Era: 1890-1930
Stevens Duryea radiator emblem
Stevens Duryea radiator emblem
Brothers Frank and Charles Duryea are frequently credited as manufacturing America's first gasoline powered commercial car, which was successfully tested in public on September 20, 1893, in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1901, Frank Duryea joined with the Stevens company, a well-known armaments...
Region: New England
      
State: MA
      
Era: 1890-1930
Templar radiator emblem
Templar radiator emblem
While most cars catering to the upper class emphasized a larger size, the Templar was one attempt to build a high grade smaller car. Standard equipment included a compass and Kodak camera.
Region: East North Central
      
State: OH
      
Era: 1890-1930
Texan radiator emblem
Texan radiator emblem
The Texan was a car assembled from various standard parts. It had outsized tires, theoretically suitable for driving in the Texas oilfields.
Era: 1890-1930
The Buffalo Electric radiator emblem
The Buffalo Electric radiator emblem
The Buffalo Electric Carriage Company produced a wide range of electric vehicles. The 1903 Buffalo Electric touring car had a range of 75 miles per charge. The batteries were stored under the front hood and body of the car.
Region: Middle Atlantic
      
State: NY
      
Era: 1890-1930
The Enger Motor Car Company radiator emblem
The Enger Motor Car Company radiator emblem
The first Enger was a 2-cylinder vehicle, but it quickly evolved to the Twin Six, which was one of the earliest 12-cylinder models in America. The 1917 model had the ability to convert from 12 to 6 cylinders by means of a lever on the steering column. This feature was advertised as a method for...
Region: East North Central
      
State: OH
      
Era: 1890-1930
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