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Auburn Automobile Company radiator emblem
Auburn Automobile Company radiator emblem
In 1900 Frank and Morris Eckhart of the Eckhart Carriage Company began experimenting with hand-built cars and selling them around Auburn, Indiana. The first production car, a single-cylinder chain-driven runabout, appeared in 1903. A touring model was added in 1904, and 2-cylinder models were...
Region: East North Central
      
State: IN
      
Era: 1890-1930, 1929-1945
Austin Automobile Company radiator emblem
Austin Automobile Company radiator emblem
Not to be confused with the more successful British manufacturer of the same name, only about 1000 American Austins were produced from 1901 to 1921. The Highway King was much larger than its contemporaries until 1915, when the company began offering smaller and cheaper cars.
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930
Cadillac radiator emblem
Cadillac radiator emblem
The Cadillac Automobile Company adopted Antoine de la Moth Cadillac's coat of arms as a symbol of their auto in 1905, and registered it as a trademark in 1906. Cadillac, the man, was a French explorer and is credited with founding Detroit. By using a coat of arms, the company suggested their...
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930, 1929-1945, 1945-1975, 1968-present
Case radiator emblem
Case radiator emblem
The J.I. Case Threshing Machine Company had been manufacturing grain threshers and steam traction engines since 1842. When they began producing automobiles in 1910, they used their famous Case Eagle for the radiator emblem.
Region: East North Central
      
State: WI
      
Era: 1890-1930
Chalmers Motor Company radiator emblem
Chalmers Motor Company radiator emblem
In 1907 Hugh Chalmers, the president of the National Cash Register Company, became a partner in a firm producing the Thomas-Detroit automobile. Within a year, Chalmers had bought half of E.R. Thomas's stock and became president of the company, which he renamed the Chalmers-Detroit Motor...
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1890-1930
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
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
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
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
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
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