Texas Motor Car Company Radiator Emblem

Description:

This radiator emblem belonged to the Texan Automobile made by the Texas Motor Car Association around 1920. The Texan was a car assembled from various standard parts. It had outsized tires, theoretically suitable for driving in the Texas oilfields.

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.

See more items in: Work and Industry: Transportation, Road, Radiator Emblems, America on the Move, Transportation, Road Transportation

Exhibition: America On The Move

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Hubert G. Larson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TR.325528.236Accession Number: 260303Catalog Number: 325528.236

Object Name: emblem, radiatorOther Terms: emblem, radiator; Road; Automobile

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-7fea-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_840108

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