Roamer Radiator Emblem

Description
This Roamer radiator emblem belonged to a vehicle manufactured by the Barley Motor Car Company in Streator, Illinois or Kalamazoo, Michigan between 1916 and 1929. The shield-shaped metal emblem simply reads “Roamer.”
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*325528.206
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.206
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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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