White Radiator Emblem

Description
This radiator emblem belonged to a White brand automobile that was produced by the White Company between 1900 and 1918. Originally manufactured as a steam powered vehicle by the White Sewing Machine Company, by 1906 it had changed to just the White Company, and by 1910 it had begun producing gasoline engine powered automobiles as well as steam powered. This green emblem has white lettering that reads “White” in cursive 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
ID Number
TR.325528.251
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.251
Credit Line
Hubert G. Larson
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Radiator Emblems
Transportation
Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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