Stutz Radiator Emblem

Description
This radiator emblem belonged to a Stutz automobile that was manufactured in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1911 until 1935. Stutz was most well-known for the Bear cat, a stylish sports car that placed 11th in the inaugural running of the Indianapolis 500. The white emblem bears the silver wing Stutz logo with a silver “STUTZ” inside.
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
Object Name
emblem, radiator
ID Number
TR*325528.232
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.232
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Radiator Emblems
Transportation
Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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