Noma Motors Corporation Radiator Emblem

Description
This radiator emblem belonged to a Noma automobile that was manufactured by the Noma Motors Corporation of New York, New York from 1919 until 1923. The Noma was an assembled vehicle that used a Walton Body chassis. The car was a mid-market model, selling from $2,000-$3,500 depending on the body style. The emblem has a white background with blue text that reads “NOMA.”
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.325528.175
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.175
Credit Line
Hubert G. Larson
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Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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