Herreshoff Motor Corp. (1909-1914)
|This is a Herreshoff radiator emblem (dates uncertain) mjs|
Size: 64mm diameter MM: None
The first Herreshoff automobiles appeared in 1909. They were small cars powered by 24 hp four-cylinder Herreshoff marine engines. A stripped Herreshoff roadster won the five mile stock chassis race at the Indianapolis Speedway in 1910.
The Herreshoff Motor Corporation could not settle on a logo. Several different logo designs appeared in Herreshoff advertisements.
In 1909 advertisements, the Herreshoff logo appears as a capital letter "H" with curved verticals in a double circle, see example below:
|This is a Herreshoff advertisement for 1909 ms|
The Herreshoff sill plate shown below shows a logo with the same letter "H" but inside a single circle. It seems likely that this sill plate was used on the first Herreshoff cars in 1909. This Herreshoff sill plate is very rare.
|This is a Herreshoff sill plate (c1909) mjs|
Size: 213mm wide 32mm high
I do not know, if the first Herreshoff in 1909 carried an emblem or a radiator script showing the same or a similar logo. If there was a Herreshoff emblem with this logo, it would be very rare.
|This is a Herreshoff advertisement for 1911 ms|
The Herreshoff car shown in the 1911 advertisement above has a radiator emblem. I do not know, if this emblem has the same logo design with the letter "H" with the raised horizontal bar shown in the advertisement. If this radiator emblem does exist, it would be very rare.
|This is a Herreshoff advertisement for 1912 ms|
I have never seen a Herreshoff radiator emblem with this style of logo. If this emblem exists, it would be very rare.