January 17, 2020

CHALMERS-DETROIT

Chalmers-Detroit Motor Co. (1908-1910)

Detroit, Michigan


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.

Emblems

Original photos of Chalmers-Detroit cars taking part in contests in 1908-1909 indicate that some cars carried a radiator emblem, some only a radiator script, some with both a radiator emblem and radiator script and some without any emblem or script, see examples below:


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

Original brass Chalmers-Detroit radiator scripts as shown in the photos above and in the example shown below are very rare.

This is a Chalmers-Detroit radiator script (1908-1909)    mjs
Size: 510mm

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. 


BRISCOE

Briscoe Motor Corp. (1914-1921)

Jackson, Michigan


This is a Briscoe radiator emblem (1917-1921)     mjs
Size: 81mm high 63mm wide    MM: Cady & Staff

The Briscoe Motor Corporation was established by Benjamin Briscoe following his departure from Maxwell-Briscoe and the collapse of his United States Motor Company. The Briscoe car made its debut at the New York Automobile Show in January 1914 and was a medium-priced four-cylinder car with an unusual cyclops headlight in the radiator grille. The car also had a compressed papier-mache body, which was very odd.

From 1916 the Briscoe became more like a typical American tourer car with the choice of either a four-cylinder or a V-8 engine. In 1920 Briscoe came up with a plan to simplify production by changing the detailed design to make manufacture simpler and cheaper. The idea may have been good but it proved to be a disaster. Benjamin Briscoe gave up in late 1921 and handed the business over to Clarence A. Earl, who continued to build the Briscoe from parts on hand but then started to make a new car called the Earl.

Briscoe also made commercial vehicles from 1915 to 1921. Initially a 1/2-tonner was offered using a Briscoe passenger car chassis. For 1918 a 1-tonner was also built and was the only type made for 1920-1921.

Emblems

The first Briscoe Model B cars in 1914-1915 had distinctive cyclops headlights, so hardly required further identification. However, these vehicles carried a similarly distinctive Briscoe crown radiator cap and hub caps, and a small Briscoe nameplate located at the bottom of the radiator shell, see photo below:

This is a Briscoe Model B radiator (1915)   sjb4photos

The Briscoe radiator nameplate is very rare, see example below:

This is a Briscoe Model B nameplate (1914-1915)     mjs
Size: 114mm wide 25mm high    MM: None

The following photo shows a Briscoe crown hub cap, which is similar to the crown radiator cap:                                                                 

This is a Briscoe crown hub cap (1914-c1920)    mjs

I cannot confirm whether the Briscoe radiator script shown above on the cyclops radiator is original. However, the Briscoe radiator script shown below appears to be original.

This is a Briscoe radiator script (c1915)     ms

The Briscoe 38 Clover-Leaf Roadster of 1916 shown in Briscoe company advertisements and brochures appears to have a large device at the top of the radiator which may be a radiator emblem, but I cannot confirm this.

This is an illustration of the Briscoe 38 showing a possible radiator emblem (1916)   ms

If you have details about this emblem, please let me know, so that this post can be updated.

From 1917, the Briscoe carried a blue, white and red enamel radiator emblem in the form of a fleur-de-lis with the word "BRISCOE" across the front, as shown above at the top of this post. This Briscoe radiator emblem is rare.

There are some other, unusual Briscoe radiator emblems that are a mystery to me.

The following bow-tie shaped Briscoe emblems , finished in colored enamel, are identical in shape and size to radiator emblems used on the Chandler motor car (see Chandler). However, I am unaware of any links between Briscoe and Chandler. The Chandler bow-tie radiator emblems were used between 1914 and 1927 but I can find no information regarding the use of bow-tie emblems on Briscoe cars.

This is a Briscoe radiator emblem (date unknown)     sam
Size:    MM: Unknown

This is a Briscoe radiator emblem (dates unknown)     sam
Size:     MM: Unknown

However, these bow-tie Briscoe radiator emblems are in the Swigart Auto Museum emblem collection and both appear to be genuine. The red, white and blue enamel version shown above is included in an emblem collection assembled in the 1930's and probably earlier and is most unlikely to be a reproduction. These Briscoe bow-tie radiator emblems are extremely rare.

The following similar Briscoe emblems have also been found but I am unaware of their provenance:

This is a Briscoe radiator emblem (dates unknown)     kmc
Size: Unknown   MM: Unknown

This is a Briscoe radiator emblem (dates unknown)      kmc
Size: 73mm wide 31mm high     MM: None

Until evidence of the use of these bow-tie emblems on Briscoe cars is found, my best guess is that the makers of the Chandler bow-tie emblems made sample Briscoe bow-tie emblems, which were not used. This may have been at the time when Briscoe decided to use the fleur-de-lis emblem in 1917.  

The following Briscoe emblem is quite unique. It is an white and red enamel emblem in the form of a business card and was part of another early radiator emblem collection made in the 1920's and early 1930's, so is a genuine Briscoe emblem. Note that the word "Briscoe" is in the same style as the "Briscoe" radiator script shown earlier. I have no information about the use or dates of use of this Briscoe emblem, which may be ultra rare.

This is a Briscoe radiator emblem (dates unknown)     sam
Size:     MM: Unknown

If you have further information about these or any other Briscoe emblems, please do let me know, in order to update this post.






ERSKINE

Studebaker Corp. (1927-1930)

South Bend, Indiana


This is an Erskine radiator emblem (1927)     mjs
Size: 50mm diameter     MM: Unknown

The Erskine was a low-priced car with the slogan "The Little Aristocrat". It was set up by Studebaker (see Studebaker) and named after the president of the Studebaker Corporation, Albert Russel Erskine.

The Erskine had a 40 hp six-cylinder engine and was introduced at the Grand Palais in Paris in October 1926 and then at Olympia in London and next in New York. The Erskine sold well in Europe but did not meet expectations in America, partly due to its small size and at a price significantly higher than its main competitors. By May of 1930 the Erskine name was dropped and the car was absorbed into the Studebaker line. Erskine also produced a 1/2-ton van in 1928 and 1929.

Emblems

The first dark blue and white enamel Erskine radiator emblem is shown above at the top of this post.  This Erskine radiator emblem was used for a short time in 1927 and is rare.

The following, smaller version of the first Erskine radiator emblem was used from late 1927 and through 1928. This Erskine radiator emblem is scarce.

This is an Erskine radiator emblem (1927-1928)     mjs
Size: 46mm diameter    MM: Unknown
The folowing photo shows the size differences in the first Erskine radiator emblems:

This photo compares the two sizes of Erskine radiator emblem    mjs

The following pressed metal "Erskine Six" radiator script was an optional attachment used on some export models. This Erskine script is rare.

This is an Erskine Six radiator script (1927-1928)     dnc
Size: 230mm wide

The dark blue and white enamel Erskine radiator emblem shown below was used in 1929 and is scarce:

Tis is an Erskine radiator emblem (1929)     mjs
Size: 54mm diameter overall    MM: None (some D L Auld)

The export version of this Erskine radiator emblem is shown below:

This is an export version of the Erskine radiator emblem (1929)     mjs
Size: 54mm diameter overall    MM: D L Auld

There is also a "Made in Canada" version of this Erskine radiator emblem, see example below. This Canadian Erskine radiator emblem is scarce.

This is a Canadian Erskine radiator emblem (1929)     dnc
Size: 54mm diameter     MM: Unknown

The following black and white enamel Erskine radiator emblem was used in 1930. There is also a "Made in U.S.A." export version of this Erskine radiator emblem. This Erskine radiator emblem is scarce.

This is an Erskine radiator emblem (1930)     mjs
Size: 50mm high 34mm wide    MM: Unknown (poss D L Auld)

There was also a blue, pale blue, black and white enamel version of this Erskine radiator emblem, see example below. This Erskine radiator emblem is scarce.

This is an Erskine radiator emblem (1930)     mjs
Size: 51mm high 34mm wide    MM: D L Auld










January 05, 2020

CROW/CROW-ELKHART

Crow Motor Car Co. (1911-1916)

Crow-Elkhart Motor Car Co. (1916-1919)

Crow-Elkhart Motor Corp. (1919-1923)

Elkhart, Indiana


This is a Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem (1911-c1914)    mjs
Size: 71mm wide 71mm high    MM: Unknown (some Childs)

The Crow Motor Car Company was established in July 1909 but for the first two years the product was the Black Crow built under an agreement with the Black Manufacturing company of Chicago. Crow cancelled this contract in late 1910 and began to make their own four-cylinder Crow motor car in 1911. However, the Crow lasted for a few months only before the name was changed to Crow-Elkhart.

The Crow-Elkhart was a conventional, medium priced four-cylinder automobile offered in a wide range of engine sizes and body styles. A six-cylinder model was added in 1913.

The Crow company was renamed as the Crow-Elkhart Motor Car Company in 1916 and began to build cars for other companies, such as Birch and Bush, as well as continuing the four-cylinder Crow-Elkhart line. By 1917 the number of body styles had reduced to a five-passenger touring model and a four-passenger cloverleaf roadster, both of which were available in a wide choice of colors. The range of body styles grew again from 1918 and six-cylinder models were reintroduced in 1920.

The company was in financial trouble by mid-1918. In early 1919 Crow-Elkhart was reorganized but it did not work out and the company was finished by 1923.

Emblems

The Crow produced in early 1911 most likely displayed a brass "Crow" script attached to the radiator core. I am not aware of a Crow radiator emblem but , if you have details of any Crow emblem, please let me know, in order to update this post. 

The very first Crow-Elkhart cars in 1911 most likely displayed only brass "Crow" and "ELK-HART" scripts as indicated by the following advertisement for the 1911 Crow-Elkhart, which does not show a radiator emblem:


This is a Crow-Elkhart ad showing radiator script logos (1911)  ms

A Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem depicting an elk head within a heart shaped surround first appeared in advertisements later in 1911, see example below:

Crow-Elkhart advertisement showing a radiator emblem (1911)    ms

An example of the first red and white enamel Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem is shown below and at the top of this post. This large Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem was first used in late 1911 on models produced for the 1912 model year and may have continued in use for some time on certain models. 


This is a Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem (1911-c1914)     mjs
Size: 71mm high 71mm wide    MM: Unknown (some Childs)

The following photo shows a surviving 1912 Crow-Elkhart touring car displaying the radiator emblem shown above together with the "Crow" and "ELK-HART" radiator scripts most likely used before the radiator emblem was introduced:


This is a 1912 Crow-Elkhar showing a radiator emblem and scripts (1911-1912)  ms  

There are several different sizes of Crow-Elkhart radiator emblems and a suprisingly wide range of differences in the detailed design of the elk head. Some of these design variations may be due to the use of different emblem manufacturers. The following photo shows some examples of these Crow-Elkhart radiator emblems:



This photo shows some of the different sizes of Crow-Elkhart radiator emblems  mjs

There is little confirmed evidence of the dates of use of later Crow-Elkhart radiator emblems. Advertisements are helpful but they do not always accurately depict the emblem used at the time. Some surviving Crow-Elkhart cars display radiator emblms but it is not always clear that these emblems were attached to the radiator at the time of manufacture.

The following Crow-Elkhart radiator emblems are presented in decreasing size order with date evidence where this is available with confidence. 

The following Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem is smaller than the first Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem and has a different design of the elk head and antlers. This Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem is very rare.

This is a Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem (dates unknown- possibly 1912)     mjs
Size: 62mm wide 60mm high      MM: None

This radiator emblem design appears on a surviving 1912 Crow-Elkhart Model 52 , see below, but I cannot confirm that this emblem was on the car in 1912:

This is a Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem (possibly 1912-1916)    bonhams

A very similar radiator emblem design is featured in the following Crow-Elkhart 30 advertisement for 1916, see below:

This is a 1916 Crow-Elkhart advertisement    ms

This is a close-up showing the radiator emblem (1916)

The following Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem is smaller again and has a different design of the elk head and antlers. This Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem is very rare.

This is a Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem (dates unknown)      mjs
Size: 53mm wide 51mm high       MM: D L Auld

surviving 1917 Crow-Elkhart displayed at the Wisconsin Automobile Museum carries an even smaller radiator emblem, see below:

This is a Crow-Elkhart Model 35 displaying a small radiator emblem (1917)  wam

This is a Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem (1917)     wam
Size: 41mm high 38mm wide    MM: Unknown

Some damage to this Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem has been touched in with paint, This Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem is very rare. As before it cannot be confirmed that this emblem was on the car at the date of manufacture.

The following Crow-Elkhart emblem is a wire wheel hub emblem also used around 1917 and has the same elk head and antler design as the Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem shown above. This Crow-Elkhart hub emblem is rare.

This is a Crow-Elkhart wire wheel hub emblem (1917-c1920)     mjs
Size: 57mm diameter

The Crow-Elkhart appears to have continued to use small radiator emblems for some time, as indicated by the Crow-Elkhart advertisement for 1920 shown below:


This is a 1920 Crow-Elkhart advertisement   ms

Close up showing a very small radiator emblem (1920)

The detailed design of this small Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem and the actual size of the emblem cannot be determined from the advertisement. This Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem could be one of the smaller radiator emblems shown immediately above. However, there are some even smaller Crow-Elkhart emblems that may also be candidates as radiator emblems in the early 1920's.

The following Crow-Elkhart emblems are two-piece emblems having separate metal elk heads attached to a red and white enamel heart shaped base. It is possible that these emblems are radiator emblems. There are two very similar sizes of this emblem with different elk head and antler designs each of which is very rare.

This is a very small Crow-Elkhart emblem (dates unknown)     mjs
Size: 39mm high 38mm wide      MM: None

This is a very small Crow-Elkhart emblem (dates unknown)      mjs
Size: 37mm high 36mm wide    MM: Unknown

The following is a photo of the base part of the two-piece Crow-Elkhart emblem showing the metal center where the elk head is attached:

This is the base part of a two-piece Crow-Elkhart emblem     kmc

The following Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem has the same design as the first very small emblem shown above but it is a single piece emblem not a two-piece emblem. Unfortunately, I do not have the size of this Crow-Elkhart emblem, which is very rare.

This is a Crow-Elkhart radiator emblem (dates unknown)     ms
Size: Unknown    MM: Unknown

If you can help by confirming the actual dates of use of any of the Crow-Elkhart emblems shown above, please let me know, in order to update this post.


HASSLER

Hassler Motor Co. (1917)

Indianapolis, Indiana


This is a Hassler radiator emblem (1917)      khec
Size: 67mm high 48mm wide      MM: None

Robert H Hassler was an automobile component manufacturer, who had previously been involved with the Marion Motor Car Company. He organized the Hassler Motor Company early in 1917 to produce the Hassler car.

The Hassler was offered as a four-cylinder, two-passenger stagger seat roadster with Houk wire wheels. Some Hasslers were displayed at the Chicago Automobile Show in the summer of 1917 but it clearly did not work, as the Hassler was withdrawn in the fall of 1917.

Only a handful of Hasslers seem to have been produced.

Emblem

The blue and white enamel Hassler radiator emblem shown above is extremely rare. 

Beware, as there are reproduction Hassler emblems in blue, white and red enamel with a flat back and no maker's mark.

OVERLAND

Standard Wheel Co. (1903-1906)

Terre Haute, Indiana

Overland Automobile Co. (1906-1909)

Terre Haute & Indianapolis, Indiana

Willys-Overland Co. (1909-1926, 1939)

Toledo, Ohio


This is an Overland radiator emblem (1915-1919)     mjs
Size: 65mm wide 45mm high    MM: Greenduck

Charles Minshall, president of the Standard Wheel Company decided in 1902 to build an automobile with the help of Claude E Cox, a recent local polytechnic graduate. With no previous experience, Cox had came up with a design for a water-cooled 5 hp single-cylinder runabout. Twelve cars were built in 1903 and double this in 1904 when a 6-1/2 hp two-cylinder model was added. In 1905 a 16 hp four-cylinder side entrance tonneau was also offered. In early 1905 the Overland automobile department moved to a plant in Indianapolis but Minshall had made no profit from the venture so far and decided to leave the automobile business.

A customer of the Standard Wheel Company, David M Parry, who had earlier tried to build his own automobile, decided to give financial support to Cox to develop the Overland and the Overland Automobile Company was organized in March 1906. Production began but then came the financial crisis and panic of 1907. David Parry was badly hit and had lost everything, although he later recovered and went on to build the Parry automobile.

John North Willys was an automobile dealer, who had bought all of the Overland production for 1906 and had sent an advance of $10,000 with an order for 500 cars in 1907 but none had arrived. He came to Indianapolis, saw what had happened and took over the Overland Automobile Company. He used a circus tent as a temporary factory and built 465 four-cylinder cars in 1908. In January 1909, Cox left, and Willys built 4,907 cars, some of which were a new 45 hp six-cylinder model. In 1909 Willys consolidated all his interests into a new company called the Willys-Overland Company with a plant in Toledo, Ohio. In 1910 production tripled to over 15,500 cars and then continued to grow to over 48,000 by 1914.

In 1917, Willys announced plans to produce a low-priced four-cylinder Overland to challenge the Model T Ford. But, John North Willys was busy buying companies and expanding his business empire as head of the Willys Corporation and a serious strike at the Toledo plant delayed the new Overland model until 1919 when it was too late to effectively compete with the Model T. Then the post First World War recession hit hard. Willys had to go to the banks for financial help, which was agreed to subject to Walter Percy Chrysler being brought in to manage the Willys business.

Two years later John North Willys made his way back to the top at Willys-Overland and revitalized the Overland. The Overland became a larger, more powerful and more attractive automobile and sales soared from nearly 50,000 cars in 1921 to over 150,000 by 1925. Then in 1927 the Whippet arrived and the Overland name was dropped until it re-emerged briefly in 1939 for a line of low-priced four-cylinder cars that became the Willys-Americar by 1941. All other cars succeeding the Overland carried the Willys name. Overland also produced delivery vans from about 1908 until 1927.

Emblems

The Overland cars built by the Standard Wheel Company did not carry a radiator emblem or a radiator script, although the familiar "Overland" script logo was being used in advertisements and on company brochures from about 1903, see examples below:

This is an Overland ad showing a script logo (c1904)     ms

This is an Overland brochure cover showing a script logo (c1903)

The following "Overland" emblem photo is from the Al Thurn collection. It has been suggested that this emblem was used on the very first Overland cars built before the introduction of the "Overland" script but I can find no evidence to support this:


This may be an early Overland emblem (1903)     alt
Size: Unknown

If you can identify the Overland emblem shown above, please let me know, in order to update this post.

Early Overland cars most likely carried the Overland name on small nameplates and/or serial plates attached to the body of the car,. I have not seen a Standard Wheel Company serial plate for the Overland but, if such a plate can be found, it would be extremely rare.

Cast metal serial plates, made by the Overland Automobile Company, do exist, see example below. These Overland serial plates are very rare.

This is an Overland serial plate (1908)      mjs
Size: 89mm wide 39mm high

An original photo of a 1905 Model 17 Overland Runabout in the Standard Catalog of American Cars appears to show an "Overland" script on the radiator tank top but this has not been seen on other Overland models. 

The first original photos showing a brass "Overland" script attached to the radiator core date from 1908, see example below. This script may have been used earlier on some models but I cannot confirm this.

This is an original Overland photo showing the radiator script (1908)    dpl

This "Overland" radiator script is more clearly shown on the following original photo from May 1909. This Overland radiator script uses the design as seen on the 1903 Overland brochure shown earlier above :

This is an original Overland photo showing a radiator script (May 1909)     dpl 

An original example of this Overland script is shown below. Original Overland scripts with this design are very rare.

This is an Overland radiator script (1908-1909)     mjs
Size: 280mm wide

The Overland script design was changed in advertisements from 1909, see example below:

This is an Overland Model 30 ad showing the new script (1909)    ms

The following photo of the Overland stand at the Newark Auto Show in February 1909 shows the new "Overland" script logo clearly displayed on a banner hanging behind the cars but the cars still carry the first "Overland" radiator script:

This photo shows the first Overland radiator script and the new logo behind (Feb 1909)  dpl

This suggests that the new script logo began to be used as a radiator script later in 1909. This design of radiator script appears to have continued in use on some Overland models up to the end of 1914, see example below. However, the use of a radiator script on Overland cars was not universal and several original photos of Overland cars taken in 1910 show no evidence of either radiator scripts or emblems:


This is the new Overland radiator script (late 1909-end 1914)     wiki

This radiator script together with much smaller brass scripts pinned to the sides of the hood and on the head lamps can be found on a surviving 1909 Overland Model 30 at the Swigart Auto Museum, see below. These scripts may be original but I cannot confirm this.

This is an Overland Md 30 displaying scripts on the radiator, hood sides and headlamps (1909)   sam

This is a small Overland hood side script (1909)     sam
Size: 75mm wide approx.
 

This Overland script logo is also found on Overland patent plates, see example below:

This is an Overland patent plate (c1909)     mjs
Size: 93mm wide 47mm high

The following original photo is taken from a postcard and purports to be of a 1911 Overland, which has a variation of the "Overland" radiator script and a similar but smaller script pinned or embossed into the radiator tank top:

This is an Overland with radiator script and tank top script (c1911)   trombinoscar 

Close up showing the radiator script and the radiator tank top script (c1911)

Design variations of the Overland radiator script are seen on several surviving Overland cars, including some much larger radiator scripts, but they do not appear on any original photos that I have seen and may be later additions. 

Overland advertisements after 1909 continue to use the "Overland" script logo but there is no evidence of the use of radiator emblems until about 1911 when radiator emblems appear to be used on at least some surviving Overland models.

The following red, white and blue enamel emblem referring to both Indianapolis and Toledo is extremely rare and is believed to be the first Overland radiator emblem: 


This is an Overland radiator emblem (c late1910-1911)     sam
Size: 65mm wide 45mm high    MM: Unknown (possibly Robbins)

I cannot confirm the actual dates of use of this emblem but the Toledo plant was set up in 1909 and became the production factory that replaced the Indianapolis plant. However, the Indianapolis plant continued to be used for some time. It is reported that by 1911, the Indianapolis plant was "only used for component assembly work". The lack of evidence of the use of radiator emblems on Overland cars before 1911 and the rarity of this particular emblem suggests that this emblem had very limited use on certain models only from possibly late 1910 to early 1911. 

The emblem is seen on a surviving 1912 Overland but it is possible that the emblem was a later addition. 

If you have confirmed evidence of the dates of use of this Overland radiator emblem, please let me know, in order to update this post.

The red, white and blue enamel Overland radiator emblem design was changed for some models for the 1911 model year, see example below. This emblem was used on all Overland models from 1912 to 1915 but is scarce, nevertheless.


This is an Overland radiator emblem (1911-1915)   joaquim massana
Size: 65mm wide 45mm high    MM: Robbins

From 1915, the same Overland radiator emblem was marked "REG. US. PAT. OFF.", see example shown above at the top of this post.

The following white, pale blue and black enamel Overland radiator emblem appears to be a variation on the emblem shown at the top of this post and may be a prototype emblem. This Overland radiator emblem is very rare.

This is an Overland radiator emblem (c1915)     mjs
Size: 65mm wide 45mm high     MM: Unknown

The following Overland radiator emblems appear to be original and, if so, are further color variations and are very rare. I do not have details of the use of these emblems. If you can help to identify these Overland emblems, please let me known, in order to update this post.

This is an Overland radiator emblem (c1915 dates unknown)    sam
Size: 65mm wide 45mm high    MM: Unknown

This is an Overland radiator emblem (c1915 dates unknown)     sam
Size: 65mm wide 45mm high     MM: Unknown

The red, white and blue enamel Overland radiator emblem was reduced in size for all four-cylinder models from 1919 until the end of production in 1926, see examples below:

This shows the reduced size of the oval Overland radiator emblem from 1919   mjs

This is an Overland radiator emblem (c1919-1926)      mjs
Size: 52mm wde 34mm high     MM: None

The following Overland radiator emblem is a slight variation of the emblem shown above:

This is an Overland radiator emblem (1919-1926)     mjs
Size: 52mm wide 34mm high     MM: Bastian Bros

The following photo shows the Canadian version of the smaller Overland radiator emblem:

This is a Canadian Overland radiator emblem (1919-1926)     mjs
Size: 52mm wide 34mm high     MM: None

The following Canadian Overland radiator emblem has a different style for the letter "d" at the end of Overland and is scarce:

This is a Canadian Overland radiator emblem with changed "d" (c1926)     dnc
Size: 52mm wide 34mm high    MM: None


The following round, blue and red enamel Overland radiator emblem was used on the Model 93 six-cylinder Overland models from 1925-1926:

This is an Overland Six radiator emblem (1925-1926)      mjs
Size: 43mm diameter    MM: None

This is an Overland Six radiator emblem (1925-1926)      mjs
Size: 43mm diameter    MM: None (some Bastian Bros)

The following blue and white enamel variation of the Overland Six radiator emblem is rare:

This is an Overland Six radiator emblem (c1925)      mjs
Size:43mm diameter    MM: Unknown

The following Overland emblem is another variation but I do not know, if this is a genuine Overland emblem or a reproduction. If you know when this emblem was used, please let me know, in order to update this post.

This appears to be an Overland radiator emblem (dates unknown)    kmc

The radiator emblem design for the four-cylinder Overland was changed to a round, red, white and blue enamel emblem in 1926, see example below. Note the change of style of the letter "d" in Overland.

This is an Overland radiator emblem (1926)     mjs
Size: 42mm diameter     MM: None

The following emblem is the Canadian version of the final four-cylinder Overland radiator emblem. Note the further change in the style of the letter "d" in Overland.

This is a Canadian radiator emblem (1926)     mjs
Size: 42mm diameter    MM: None
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