Grant Six Radiator Emblem

Description
This radiator emblem belonged to a Grant Six automobile that was manufactured by the Grant Motor Car Company in Cleveland, Ohio from 1912 until 1913. The car was designed by Henry Elmer, who moved his automobile operation from Elkhart to Cleveland to produce the Grant Six, with backing from the Grant-Lees Machine Company. The car had a six-cylinder, 50 hp engine and sold for $2750. This bronze oval radiator emblem reads “GRANT/SIX” in blue enamel.
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.325528.115
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.115
Credit Line
Hubert G. Larson
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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