Stutz 8 Radiator Emblem

Description
This radiator emblem belonged to a Stutz Eight automobile that was manufactured in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1926 until 1935. Prior to 1926 the primary Stutz automobile was the Bearcat, with an eight-cylinder being introduced in 1926. The emblem has a green background with yellow wings and a yellow number “8.” The emblem reads “Stutz” in black.
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*325528.233
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.233
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Radiator Emblems
Transportation
Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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