Anderson Radiator Emblem

This radiator emblem belonged to an Anderson automobile that was manufactured by the Anderson Motor Company of Rock Hill, South Carolina between 1916 and 1925. The Anderson was one of the best cars manufactured in the south and advertised itself as “A Little Bit Higher in Price, but Made in Dixie.” The oval emblem has a white enamel background with a red winged arrow above the text “ANDERSON” in silver.
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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