Apperson Brothers Automobile Co. (1902-1924)
Apperson Automobile Co. (1924-1926)
|This is an Apperson radiator emblem (c1915) mjs|
Size: 100mm wide 64mm high MM: Greenduck
Apperson sales grew over the years, reaching a peak of just over 1800 in 1916. Sales then began to fall. The company was reorganized as the Apperson Automobile Company in 1924 but it was all over by 1926.
The earliest Apperson cars did not carry an emblem but an original photo of an Apperson Model B from 1905 clearly shows a radiator emblem, see below:
|This is an original photo of an Apperson Model B showing a radiator emblem (1905)|
Unfortunately, the emblem cannot be identified from the photo. The emblem is almost certainly a brass emblem and may be the same as the rare brass emblem shown below but I cannot confirm this:
|This is an early Apperson Brothers radiator emblem (dates unknown) mjs|
Size: 138mm wide 46mm high
If you have better details of this Apperson radiator emblem, which may have been used until about 1907, please send details in order to update this post.
|This is an Apperson radiator script (dates unknown) mjs|
Size: 185mm wide
|This is an Apperson Jack Rabbit radiator core emblem (c1907) mjs|
Size: 303mm wide MM: None
|This is an Apperson Jack Rabbit radiator core emblem (c1907) ehm|
Size: 303mm wide
|Apperson Jack Rabbit showing two radiator emblems (1909) ms|
|Early Apperson Jack Rabbit radiator emblem (c1909) ehm|
Size: 145mm wide 50mm high
Early Apperson Jack Rabbit cars also displayed the Apperson name on the sill plate, see example below:
|This is an Apperson Jack Rabbit sill plate (c1909) mjs|
Size: 392mm wide 38mm high
I do not know exactly when the first enamel radiator emblem was used on an Apperson car but a round radiator emblem is shown on an Apperson factory illustration of the radiator for the Model 4-55 for 1913, which was built in 1912.
|This is a factory illustration of the Apperson 4-55 radiator showing the emblem (1912) ms|
The emblem is the blue and white enamel Apperson radiator emblem shown below. This Apperson radiator emblem is very rare.
|This is an Apperson radiator emblem (1912) ms|
Size: 70mm wide 60mm high MM: Unknown
The larger, more interesting Apperson radiator emblem shown at the top of this post was certainly in use by 1915 and may have been used earlier. This Apperson radiator emblem is also very rare.
The Apperson V8 was introduced in 1916 and may have carried the "Apperson 8" Jack Rabbit script shown below on the radiator but I cannot confirm the dates of use of this very rare radiator core emblem.
|This is an Apperson Eight radiator core emblem (c1916 dates uncertain) ehm|
Size: 240mm wide
|This is a smaller Apperson Jack Rabbit radiator core emblem (c1917) mjs|
Size: 190mm wide
|This is an Apperson radiator top emblem (c1918) mjs|
Size: 29mm diameter MM: Unknown
|This is an Apperson Eight radiator core emblem (c1918) mjs|
Size: 190mm wide 120mm high
In 1918 only, the following radiator emblem was displayed on the Silver Special model designed by C.T. Silver in New York. This Silver Apperson radiator emblem is extremely rare.
|This is a Silver Apperson radiator emblem (1918) mjs|
Size: 44mm diameter MM: D L Auld
|This shows the radiator of Edgar Apperson's car (1920) acdm|
|Detail showing the radiator grille emblem on Edgar Apperson's car (1920) acdm|
Size: approx 235mm wide MM: Unknown
The Apperson radiator emblem shown above is unusual and extremely rare. It incorporates the most common Apperson radiator emblem, as seen below:
|This is an Apperson radiator emblem (c1920 dates unknown) mjs|
Size: 82mm wide 38mm high MM: D L Auld
The Apperson radiator script shown below follows the same design as the "Apperson" name on the radiator emblem shown above indicating that these two emblems were most likely used together:
|This is an Apperson radiator script (c1920) ehm|
|This is an Apperson radiator emblem (c1920) mjs|
Size: 73mm high 55mm wide MM: Robbins
The design of the Apperson radiator emblem shown above was changed around 1923, as shown below. This Apperson radiator emblem is very rare.
|This is an Apperson Jack Rabbit hub emblem (c1910) ehm|
|This is an Apperson hub emblem (c1923) ehm|
If you can help with more precise dates of use for any of the Apperson radiator emblems shown in this post, please let me know in order to update this post.