Havers Radiator Emblem

Description
The Havers Motor Car Company of Port Huron, Michigan produced the Havers Model Six automobile beginning in 1911. The six-cylinder car consisted of two models, the roadster that originally sold for $1,500 and the touring that sold for $1,650. Several Havers Six automobiles were produced with varying horsepower under the names Six-44, Six-55, and Six-60. After a factory fire in 1914, the Havers Motor Car Company ceased operations. The shield-shaped emblem has a white background with silver text at the top that reads “HAVERS/SIX.” Below is another shield-shaped red diamond that reads “HAVERS MOTOR CAR Co.”
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 emblem is part of the collection that was donated by Hubert G. Larson in 1964.
Location
Currently not on view
ID Number
TR.325528.123
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.123
Credit Line
Hubert G. Larson
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Radiator Emblems
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Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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