Jackson Automobile Company Radiator Emblem

This radiator emblem belonged to a Jackson automobile that was manufactured by the Jackson Automobile Company of Jackson, Michigan between 1903 and 1923. The diamond-shaped emblem has a blue background and reads “Jackson” in white 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.
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Hubert G. Larson
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National Museum of American History


I have a similar emblem and would like to know the model year(s) it was used on. Thanks, Bill

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