Westcott Radiator Emblem

Description
This radiator emblem belonged to a Westcott automobile that was manufactured by the Westcott Motor Car Company of Richmond, Indiana between 1909 and 1916, or in Springfield, Ohio between 1916 and 1925. Westcott’s were assembled automobiles, as their components came from a variety of manufacturers and were merely assembled at the Westcott factory. Most Westcott’s were powered by Continental engines. The emblem has a yellow background with a stylized black “W” in the center. The emblem reads “WESTCOTT” in white-outlined black letters.
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*325528.248
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.248
subject
Transportation
Radiator Emblems
Road Transportation
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Radiator Emblems
Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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