Winton Six Radiator Emblem

Description
This radiator emblem belonged to a Winton 6 automobile manufactured by the Winton Motor Carriage Company of Cleveland, Ohio, around 19Alexander Winton switched from bicycle to auto manufacturing in 1897. Winton was originally celebrated for its racing prowess with the Bullet model, and a Winton touring car was the first automobile to make the transcontinental tour across the United States. The first Winton 6 was produced in 1909, becoming a standard model in 1911. In 1924 Winton ceased to make automobiles, but continued to make marine diesel engines as a division of General Motors.
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.
ID Number
TR.325528.259
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.259
Credit Line
Hubert G. Larson
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
Radiator Emblems
Transportation
Road Transportation
Exhibition
America on the Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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