Maibohm Radiator Engine

Description
This radiator emblem belonged to an automobile manufactured by the Maibohm Motors Company from 1919 until 1922. The company was founded in Racine, Wisconsin in 1916 but moved to Sandusky, Ohio in 1919. The shield-shaped radiator emblem has family crest design, in quarters, with a green and red vertical stripe first, and horizontal stripes fourth. The second quarter is as green field, and the third is a green tree. The text “Maibohm/Sandusky/USA” is in black enamel on the emblem.
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.325528.151
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.151
Credit Line
Hubert G. Larson
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Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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