March 11, 2023


Flint Wagon Works (1910-1912)

Flint, Michigan

This is a Whiting radiator emblem (c1910-1912)     mjs
Size: 78mm wide 29mm high

The Whiting was a medium-priced four-cylinder automobile named after James H Whiting, who had founded the Flint Wagon Works and had been a president of Buick. 

The first Whitings were a 20 hp Model A roadster and a 40 hp Model C touring both of which appeared in 1910. Four models were offered for 1911 and new models were announced for 1912. But Billy Durant bought the Flint Wagon Works to manufacture the Little car and the Whiting was discontinued.


The Whiting cars in 1910-1911 displayed the "Whiting" name on a brass script attached to the radiator core. This can just be seen on the original Whiting photo shown below:

This is a Whiting 20 with radiator script (c1910)    wiki

Close-up showing radiator script

The style of the Whiting radiator script is seen on Whiting advertisements, see example shown below:

Whiting ad showing script (1910 for 1911)  ebay

The following is an example of the Whiting radiator script. Original Whiting radiator scripts are very rare.

This is a Whiting radiator script (c1910)    jtc
Size: 256mm wide 125mm high

The Whiting script was also displayed on the Whiting serial plates, see example shown below. This Whiting serial plate is rare.

This is a Whiting Model A serial plate (c1911)   mjs
Size: 89mm wide 44mm high

The small brass Whiting script in capital letters shown above at the top of this post and again below is covered in solder on the back and appears to have been used as a radiator emblem on some models. This Whiting radiator emblem is very rare.

This is a Whiting radiator emblem (c1910-1912)   mjs
Size: 78mm wide 29mm high

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