Argonne Motor Car Company Radiator Emblem

Description:

This radiator emblem belonged to an Argonne automobile that was manufactured by the Argonne Motor Car Company of Jersey City, New Jersey between 1919 and 1920. The Argonne, named after the forest in France, featured a four-cylinder engine that was sold from $4000 to $4700. The emblem reads “Argonne.”

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

See more items in: Work and Industry: Transportation, Road, Radiator Emblems, Transportation, Road Transportation

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Credit Line: Hubert G. Larson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TR.325528.017Accession Number: 260303Catalog Number: 325528.017

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-7850-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_840363

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