Paige Radiator Emblem

This radiator emblem belonged to a Paige automobile that was manufactured by the Paige-Detroit Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan between 1911 and 1927. The company was re-organized in 1927 as the Graham-Paige Motors Corporation after Henry Jewett left the company due to financial losses incurred. The diamond-shaped white emblem has a gold rim and reads “PAIGE” in blue, with the text “REG. U.S. Pat. Off.” below in gold lettering.
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.
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Hubert G. Larson
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