Lexington Motor Car Co.
Lexington, Kentucky (1909-1910)
Connersville, Indiana (1910-1913)
Lexington-Howard Co. (1914-1917)
Lexington Motor Co. (1917-1927)
|This is a Lexington radiator emblem (c1920) mjs|
Size: 82mm wide 32mm high MM: Unknown
The company was renamed the Lexington Motor company in August 1917. Successful Lexington models were the Thoroughbred Six and the Minute Man Six. The Lexington was a good looking car and well made and was placed first and second in the famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1920 and continued to find success at Pikes Peak in 1921 and yet again in 1924. In 1921 a few special Ansted-Lexington Custom-Built Roadsters were built for wealthy customers.
|This is an original photo of a Lexington car showing a radiator script (c1909-1910) dpl|
The original Lexington radiator script shown below is rare:
|This is a Lexington radiator script (1909-1910) mjs|
Size: 300mm wide
From 1910, some Lexington models displayed a red. white and blue enamel radiator emblem, see example below. Original photos of a Lexington runabout displayed at the Chicago Auto Show in January 1910 clearly show a round radiator emblem. This first Lexington radiator emblem is very rare.
|This is a Lexington radiator emblem (1910-1913) mjs|
Size: 45mm diameter MM: Unknown
The company name changed to the Lexington-Howard Company in 1914 and new radiator emblems were designed for the Lexington Four and the Howard Six, see advertisement shown below:
|This is a Lexington-Howard ad showing the new radiator emblems (1914)|
The Lexington radiator emblem for the Lexington-Howard Company shown below is rare:
|This is a Lexington radiator emblem (c1914-1917) mjs|
Size: 38mm diameter center 48mm diameter overall MM: Unknown
|This is a Lexington-Howard hub cap emblem (1914-1917) dkc|
The Lexington radiator emblem shown below is strange, as it has a different style of the letter "e" and a hyphen after the word "Lexington" across the center. It is possible that the hyphen was taken from the "Lexington-Howard" part of the company name by the emblem manufacturer and made its way onto the finished emblem.
|This is a Lexington radiator emblem (c1914) mjs|
Size: 57mm diameter MM: Unknown
I have not seen this on any Lexington advertisements for this period and the hyphen does not appear on other Lexington radiator emblems I have seen for the Lexington-Howard Company. This emblem has original solder on the reverse and was clearly used on a vehicle, making this an extremely rare Lexington radiator emblem. I assume that this emblem was part of the earliest batch of these emblems first used in 1914 before the spelling error was detected..
The company was renamed the Lexington Motor Company in August 1917. It appears that a Lexington radiator emblem was initially made with this company name, see example shown below. This Lexington radiator emblem could only have used for a very short time and is extremely rare.
|This is a Lexington radiator emblem (1917) mg|
Size: 50mm diameter MM: Unknown
The Lexington emblem shown below is a hub emblem from this period:
|This is a Lexington hub emblem (c1917) mjs|
Size: 50mm diameter
A completely new radiator emblem appeared in Lexington Motor Company advertisements from September 1917. This style of radiator emblem was used for several years in either plain metal or finished in enamel, see examples above at the top of this post and below. These Lexington radiator emblems are scarce.
|This is a Lexington radiator emblem (1917-c1924) mjs|
Size: 75mm wide 25mm high MM: Unknown
The blue and white enamel versions of this emblem shown above at the top of this post and shown below have a different style of the letter "e". This Lexington radiator emblem was used through to 1927 but is scarce.
|This is a Lexington radiator emblem (1917-1927) mjs|
Size: 83mm wide 31mm high MM: Fox
There is also a brightly colored enamel version of this Lexington radiator emblem, see example below. This Lexington radiator emblem is rare.
|This appears to be is a Lexington radiator emblem (dates unknown) ms|
Size: 82mm wide 32mm high MM: Unknown
It has been suggested that Lexington may have been planning a taxi cab model and proposed to use this emblem on the taxi cab, but this cannot be confirmed. If you have further details of the use of this Lexington emblem, please let me know in order to update this post.
There is also an even more brightly colored version of this emblem, see example below.
|This appears to be a Lexington radiator emblem (dates unknown) mjs|
Size: 82mm wide 32mm high MM: None
|This is a Lexington Minute Man Six radiator grille emblem (c1920) mjs|
Size: 116mm high 102mm diameter
|This is a Lexington Minute Man Six showing the radiator grille emblem (1920) acdm|
There is a different version of the Lexington Minute Man emblem, see example below. This Lexington radiator emblem is rare.
|This is a Lexington Minute Man Six emblem (dates unknown) mjs|
Size: 90mm high 62mm diameter
I do not know exactly when or where this emblem was used. If you have details, please let me know in order to update this post.
|This is a Lexington radiator emblem (c1920-1924) mjs|
Size: 97mm wide 46mm high MM: Unknown
|This is a Lexington hub emblem (1923) ms|