Chandler Motor Car Company Radiator Emblem

Description
This radiator emblem belonged to a Chandler automobile that was manufactured by the Chandler Motor Car Company of Cleveland, Ohio from 1913 until 1929. The company was established by former executives of the Lozier company, and the Chandler automobile was very similar to the Lozier Light Six. This rectangular-shaped brass radiator emblem has a scalloped edge on each side, a black enamel background, and white text that reads “CHANDLER.”
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.325528.045
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.045
Credit Line
Hubert G. Larson
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Radiator Emblems
Transportation
Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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