Dodge Radiator Emblem

Description
This radiator emblem belonged to a Dodge Victory Six automobile that was manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation in Detroit, Michigan around 1928 or 1929. The Dodge Victory 6 sold for around $1,100 depending on the body type. The emblem consists of a winged shield. The shield is divided into thirds with a center stripe that reads “Dodge.” The upper left has an image of lightning, the upper right has an image of a tree, with a white number “6” at the bottom.
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.325528.077
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.077
Credit Line
Hubert G. Larson
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Radiator Emblems
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Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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