Enger Motor Car Company Radiator Emblem

This radiator emblem belonged to an Enger automobile manufactured by the Enger Motor Car Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. The first Enger was a 2-cylinder vehicle, but it quickly evolved to the Twin Six, which was one of the earliest 12-cylinder models in America. The 1917 model had the ability to convert from 12 to 6 cylinders by means of a lever on the steering column. This feature was advertised as a method for conserving gasoline.
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
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National Museum of American History


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