March 31, 2021

PROSPERITY

Allied Cab Manufacturing Co. (1933)

Elkhart, Indiana


This is a Prosperity taxi cab emblem (1933)   alt
Size: 50mm diameter  MM: Unknown

The Prosperity taxi cab was advertised as "The Cab of the Future" by the Allied Cab Manufacturing Company and was aimed at the taxi cab market in New York City. Production began in the former Elcar plant in Indiana in 1933 but the venture did not survive the effects of the Great Depression. Only 12 taxi cabs were built.

Emblem

The Prosperity emblem photo shown above is very rare and is from the Al Thurn emblem photo collection and may be the same emblem as that shown on the Eaton Manufacturing Company wall chart published in 1951. This emblem was used as the hub cap emblem, see example below:

This is a Prosperity hub emblem (1933)   dkc

It is not known if the same emblem was used as a radiator emblem.






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