Templar Motors Corp. (1917-1923)
Templar Motor Car Co. (1923-1924)
|This is a Templar radiator emblem (c1917-1922) mjs|
Size:76mm wide 53mm high MM: Bastian Bros
The Templar carried an attractive radiator emblem depicting a Knight Templar riding a horse in full armor with a lance. There are two different versions of this emblem and both are very rare.
|This is a Templar radiator emblem (c1923-1924) mjs|
Size: 76mm wide 53mm high MM: Unknown (poss Bastian Bros)
I do not know the actual dates of use of these two Templar radiator emblems. The dates noted are my best guesses. Advertisements of the Templar in 1918 and 1919 use the Maltese cross but from 1920 the Maltese cross is absent from the advertisements. This suggests that the Templar emblem shown immediately above without the Maltese cross may have been a later emblem. However, the Templar emblem shown at the top of this post with the Maltese cross has been seen on a 1922 Templar car, so it appears to have been in use at least until then. If you have details of the actual dates of use of these Templar radiator emblems, please do let me know, in order to update this post.
|This is a Templar radiator emblem and motor meter (1922) caam|
This is significant, because there is another, rather special emblem, which appears to have been designed to fit the emblem collar at the top of the Templar radiator.
This is the bright gold and black colored Cannonball Baker Special emblem, which displays the Maltese cross logo used by Templar and is exactly the same size as the usual Templar radiator emblems.
The Cannonball Baker Special radiator emblem shown below appears to have been designed to capitalize on the publicity arising from Cannonball Baker's record run from New York to Chicago in July 1919 in a Templar car. Whether this emblem was used on a car, either a specially produced Templar model or for a short time attached to Templar cars of the same model as driven by Cannonball Baker, is not known. If this emblem is indeed an original radiator emblem it would be extremely rare.
|This is a Cannonball Baker Special radiator emblem (1919) mjs|
Size: 76mm wide 53mm high MM: None
The following photo shows a white and black enamel Templar emblem. I have not seen the back of this emblem and I suspect it may be a reproduction emblem, but I cannot confirm this. If this is an authentic, original Templar motor car radiator emblem, it is extremely rare. If you have any further details about this Templar emblem, please let me know, in order to update this post.
|This is a Templar emblem (dates unknown) ms|
Size: 76mm wide 53mm high MM: Unknown
There is also another completely different Templar emblem. The blue enamel Templar emblem shown below appears to be a radiator emblem but I cannot confirm this. However, if this is a Templar motor car radiator emblem, it is extremely rare. If you have any further information, please send details to update this post.
|This appears to be a Templar radiator emblem (dates unknown) sam|
Size: 71mm wide 71mm high MM: Unknown