Thomas B. Jeffery Co. (1914-1917)
|This is a Jeffery radiator emblem (1914-1917) mjs|
Size: 63mm diameter MM: Unknown (some Whitehead & Hoag)
In the early years of the twentieth century Thomas B. Jeffery had constructed the largest and best equipped automobile factory in America and had built the Rambler (see Rambler), which became one of the most successful automobiles in America. Thomas Jeffery died of a heart attack in 1910 while on holiday in Italy and his son, Charles Jeffery, took over as the company president. In 1914, Charles Jeffery took a risky decision and changed the name of his car from Rambler to Jeffery in honor of his father.
Charles Jeffery left America for a trip to Europe in 1915. He sailed on the S.S. Lusitania, which was sunk by German torpedoes. Luckily, Charles survived but the experience led him to retire in 1916. He sold his company to Charles Nash and by 1917 the Jeffery name was finished.
|This is part of a Jeffery ad showing a new radiator emblem (1916-1917) ms|
The new Jeffery radiator emblem was intended to be used for the Jeffery Six and was advertised as "a symbol of mechanical precision and refinement". The blue, white and orange enamel Jeffery Six radiator emblem shown below is extremely rare.
|This is a Jeffery Six radiator emblem (1916-1917) sam|
Size: 70mm high 61mm wide MM: Unknown
I am not sure what the following Jeffery emblem was used for. It may have been a hub emblem. If you have details, please let me know in order to update this post. This Jeffery emblem is scarce.