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Texas Motor Car Company Radiator Emblem

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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
Radiator Emblems
Transportation
Road Transportation
Exhibition
America On The Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
ID Number
TR.325528.236
accession number
260303
catalog number
325528.236
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.
Credit Line
Hubert G. Larson
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Object Name
emblem, radiator
Other Terms
emblem, radiator; Road; Automobile
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-7fea-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
Record ID
nmah_840108

Texas Motor Car Company Radiator Emblem

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