Flint Junior Radiator Emblem

Description
This radiator emblem belonged to a Flint Junior automobile that was manufactured by the Flint Motor Car Company, a Division of Durant Motors from 1926 until 1927. While the Flint Motor Car Company operated from 1924 until 1927, the Flint Junior was only produced in 1926 and 1927. The Junior came in Coach and Deluxe Coach body styles, and sold for about $1,000. The emblem has a blue enamel background with the text “FLINT” in white with “Junior” in silver below, flanked on the left and right by stylized flint stones.
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 emblem 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
Object Name
emblem, radiator
ID Number
TR*325528.107
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.107
subject
Transportation
Radiator Emblems
Road Transportation
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Radiator Emblems
Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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