Hatfield Motor Vehicle Company Radiator Emblem

Description
The Hatfield Motor Vehicle Company operated between 1908 and 1909 in Miamisburg, Ohio. The company only produced a single model called the Buggyabout, an automobile that was essentially a buggy with a two cylinder engine attached. This emblem has a white and red shield in the center topped by a crown, with a blue rim. The center of the emblem has a black stripe that reads “Hatfield” in gold script.
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
Object Name
emblem, radiator
ID Number
TR*325528.122
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.122
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Radiator Emblems
Transportation
Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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