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. In 1911 when chief designer Frederick C. Chandler left the company with two engineers to start his own firm, Lozier's sales began to fall. Lozier responded by cutting prices and trying to negotiate a takeover with Ford, but the company had to close in 1917.
Radiator emblems are small, colorful metal plates bearing an automobile manufacturer's name or logo that attached to the radiators grilles of early automobiles. Varying in shape and size, the emblems served as a small branding device, sometimes indicating the type of engine, place of manufacturing, or using an iconic image or catchy slogan to advertise their cars make and model. This emblems is part of the collection that was donated by Hubert G. Larson in 1964.
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Hubert G. Larson
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Radiator Emblems
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National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History


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