Chalmers-Detroit Motor Co. (1908-1910)
|This is a Chalmers-Detroit radiator emblem (1908-1909) ms|
Size: Unknown MM: Unknown
The Chalmers-Detroit Motor Company was set up in 1908 and the first cars were marketed as 1909 models. Initially, they were Thomas-Detroit motor cars under a new name, Chalmers-Detroit, and were successful in racing car contests and tours in 1908-1909. Some of America's wealthiest businessmen owned Chalmers-Detroit motor cars, including the Vanderbilts and the Rockefellers.
Late in 1910 Chalmers-Detroit reorganized into the Chalmers Motor Company and all cars thereafter were known simply as Chalmers.
|This shows Chalmers-Detroit cars with and without radiator emblems or scripts (1909) dpl|
|This is a Chalmers-Detroit with a radiator emblem and a brass radiator script (1909) dpl|
|This is a Chalmers-Detroit with a radiator emblem and different radiator script (1909) dpl|
|This is a Chalmers-Detroit radiator script (1908-1909) mjs|
The Chalmers-Detroit brochure for 1909 models shows a Chalmers-Detroit radiator emblem on the cover, see below:
|This is a Chalmers-Detroit brochure cover showing a radiator emblem (1908) ms|
The blue and white enamel Chalmers-Detroit radiator emblem shown above at the top of this post was in use by late 1908 and is one of the earliest enamel radiator emblems in America. This Chalmers-Detroit radiator emblem is extremely rare.
The Chalmers-Detroit radiator emblem design was changed in late 1909, see example below. This Chalmers-Detroit radiator emblem is very rare.
|This is a Chalmers-Detroit radiator emblem (1909-1910) sac|
Size: 58mm diameter MM: Unknown
The Chalmers-Detroit radiator emblem shown above was replaced in late 1910 with a similar emblem design for the introduction of the Chalmers car.