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Lozier radiator emblem
Lozier radiator emblem
The Lozier company manufactured bicycles before branching out to automobiles. Lozier experimented with designs and styles for three years, including the building of a steam car, before producing its first auto. Lozier had a reputation for very high quality and was favored by wealthy,...
Region: Middle Atlantic
      
State: NY
      
Era: 1890-1930
Locomobile radiator emblem
Locomobile radiator emblem
Locomobile marketed steam powered cars until 1903 when it switched to cars with gasoline engines. The Locomobile steam runabout had a 14 inch boiler under the driver's seat that had to be refilled with water every 20 miles. Locomobile trademarked more than a dozen "loco" vehicle names,...
Region: New England
      
State: MA
      
Era: 1870-1900, 1890-1930, 1929-1945
Kissel Kar radiator emblem
Kissel Kar radiator emblem
Kissel Motor Company originally manufactured agricultural equipment, then stationary gas engines, before producing cars. Kissel manufactured almost the entire vehicle, something uncommon for early automobile companies. Most early auto manufacturers assembled parts bought from different...
Region: East North Central
      
State: WI
      
Era: 1890-1930, 1929-1945
King Motor Car Company radiator emblem
King Motor Car Company radiator emblem
Although the King was named after its founder, Charles B. King, with prices ranging from $1,400 to $4,235, this was not a car for the average citizen.
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930
Hupmobile radiator emblem
Hupmobile radiator emblem
Robert and Louis Hupp produced the first Hupmobile, a light runabout, in 1908. Sales steadily climbed, but the company was hit hard by the Depression, with sales falling by more than half. Hupmobile tried to survive by adapting body designs from other vehicles to Hupmobile's running gear, but...
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930, 1929-1945
Hudson Motor Car Compnay radiator emblem
Hudson Motor Car Compnay radiator emblem
The Hudson was created by Roy D. Chapin and financed by J. L. Hudson, who was the head of a large Detroit-based department store of the same name. The Hudson Motor Car Company's high sales figures were mostly due to the inexpensive model line of the Essex. In 1954 Hudson joined with Nash to...
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930, 1929-1945, 1945-1975
Franklin radiator emblem
Franklin radiator emblem
The H.H. Franklin Manufacturing Company originally produced die casts in the 1890s, but in the early 1900s Herbert H. Franklin was intrigued by designs for air cooled engines and began producing the Franklin automobile. For the entire duration of production, Franklins had air cooled engines.
Region: Middle Atlantic
      
State: NY
      
Era: 1890-1930, 1929-1945
Ford radiator emblem
Ford radiator emblem
Henry Ford built his first experimental car in a workshop behind his house in 1896. For several years he built experimental and racing cars before producing the Model N in 1906, which sold for $500 and undercut Oldsmobile's low-priced market. This led to the Model T, or Tin Lizzie, that became...
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930, 1929-1945, 1945-1975, 1968-present
Essex Super Six radiator emblem
Essex Super Six radiator emblem
The Essex was introduced by the Hudson Motor Car Company as a low-priced line of vehicles. Available for $1,295 in 1922, it was a best seller and pushed Hudson's sales up to an eventual ranking of 3rd in U.S. production. A Super Six made the first two-way transcontinental trip (from New York to...
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930, 1929-1945
Empire Auto Company radiator emblem
Empire Auto Company radiator emblem
Empire was a popular model name for automobiles with at least three different manufacturers producing Empires. The Little Aristocrat was a small two seater that sold for $950.
Region: East North Central
      
State: IN
      
Era: 1890-1930
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