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Elcar radiator emblem
Elcar radiator emblem
From 1909 to 1915 the Elkhart Carriage & Motor Car Company produced Sterlings, but for the 1916 model year they changed the name to Elcar. Elcars had powerful engines, but production was never more than 4,000 units per year.
Region: East North Central
      
State: IN
      
Era: 1890-1930
Dort radiator emblem
Dort radiator emblem
Josiah Dallas Dort was a carriage maker before deciding to produce automobiles.
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930
Dodge Brothers radiator emblem
Dodge Brothers radiator emblem
John and Horace Dodge were early Ford Motor Company shareholders and employees. They started producing their own cars in 1914, and by 1916 they were fourth overall in U.S. sales. In 1928 Walter P. Chrysler bought the company for $175 million.
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930
Crawford Automobile Company radiator emblem, Dagmar
Crawford Automobile Company radiator emblem, Dagmar
M.P. Möller, a pipe organ builder, operated the Crawford Automobile Company. Crawford produced a limited number of vehicles, no more than 275 cars made in a given year. In 1922 a sporting model was introduced and named the Dagmar, after Mölller's daughter.
Region: South Atlantic
      
State: MD
      
Era: 1890-1930
Crawford Automobile Company radiator emblem
Crawford Automobile Company radiator emblem
M.P. Möller, a pipe organ builder, operated the Crawford Automobile Company. Crawford produced a limited number of vehicles, no more than 275 cars made in a given year. In 1922 a sporting model was introduced and named the Dagmar after Möller's daughter.
Region: South Atlantic
      
State: MD
      
Era: 1890-1930
Commonwealth Motors Company radiator emblem
Commonwealth Motors Company radiator emblem
Commonwealth Motors assembled cars from various parts distributors rather than manufacturing the entire vehicle. Its most famous model was the Checker taxicab.
Region: East North Central
      
State: IL
      
Era: 1890-1930
Columbia Motor Car Company radiator emblem
Columbia Motor Car Company radiator emblem
The Columbia Motor Car Company is the fifth name of a company with a complex heritage decending from the Pope Manufacturing Company. Columbia initially sold electric vehicles, introducing gasoline powered vehicles in 1899.
Region: New England
      
State: CT
      
Era: 1870-1900, 1890-1930
Cole Motor Car Company radiator emblem
Cole Motor Car Company radiator emblem
The Cole Motor Car Company was originally the Cole Carriage Company.
Region: East North Central
      
State: IN
      
Era: 1890-1930
Chrysler radiator emblem
Chrysler radiator emblem
Walter P. Chrysler worked for Buick and Willys before aquiring the Maxwell-Chalmers Company in 1923 and building a corporation that bore his name. In 1928 Chrysler took over Dodge and began offering models in different price brackets. He eventually expanded his company to rival Ford and...
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930, 1929-1945, 1945-1975, 1968-present
Chevrolet radiator emblem
Chevrolet radiator emblem
During the early 20th century, Louis Chevrolet was a well known racecar driver who aspired to owning his own automobile company. William Durant, a partner at the Durant-Dort Carriage Company ( the nation's largest carriage company), was looking to branch into automobile manufacturing and...
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930, 1929-1945, 1945-1975, 1968-present
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