September 14, 2023


Kansas City Vehicle Co. (1909-1913)

Kansas City, Missouri

This is a Gleason radiator script (1909-1913)     sam
Size: 161mm wide

The Gleason was a 20 hp two-cylinder highwheeler buggy with a brass radiator and was also available in runabout and baby tonneau body styles. The first Gleason appeared in 1909 and remained unchanged until production ended in 1913.


The Gleason did not carry a radiator emblem but displayed a brass script attached to the radiator core, see the following Gleason catalog illustration:

Gleason catalog illustration showing radiator script (1910) forums aaca

This is the brass Gleason radiator script shown above at the top of this post. Original Gleason radiator scripts are very rare. 

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