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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.
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
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
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
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
Mitchell radiator emblem
Mitchell radiator emblem
Mitchell and Lewis had been wagon builders since 1834 before turning to auto building in the early 1900s. For the first ten years the company experimented with a variety of engines and body designs, but by 1917 they had settled into several models of little distinction. Their 1920 model...
Region: East North Central
      
State: WI
      
Era: 1890-1930
Metzger Motor Car Company radiator emblem
Metzger Motor Car Company radiator emblem
Everitt and Metzger founded the Metzger Motor Car Company, launching models such as the Everitt, the Flanders, and the E.M.F. (Everitt, Metzger, Flanders). The latter two models were marketed by Studebaker.
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930
Mercer radiator emblem
Mercer radiator emblem
The Mercer was named after its place of manufacture: Mercer Country, New Jersey. The Mercer Automobile Company's most popular car was a raceabout that guaranteed speeds of 75 mph. Beginning in 1915, several major design changes altered the appearance, although not functionality, of the...
Region: Middle Atlantic
      
State: NJ
      
Era: 1890-1930
McFarlan radiator emblem
McFarlan radiator emblem
The McFarlan Motor Car Company was an offshoot of the McFarlan Carriage Company. Although most of the cars were produced by assembling parts from other manufacturers, McFarlans are not usually considered assembled vehicles due to the care and detail the company paid to each car.
Region: East North Central
      
State: IN
      
Era: 1890-1930
Maxwell Motor Company radiator emblem
Maxwell Motor Company radiator emblem
Jonathon Maxwell and Benjamin Briscoe collaborated to make a small runabour in 1904. This make performed well in early races. In 1923 Walter P. Chrysler took over Maxwell, with the last Maxwells being produced in 1925.
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930
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