Columbus Buggy Co. (1907-1908)
|This is a Columbus Buggy emblem (1907-1908) mjs|
Size: 48mm diameter MM: None
The Columbus Buggy Company was a successful company and by 1892 was the largest manufacturer of buggies in the world and was producing 100 vehicles and 1,500 carriage dashboards a day. The company entered the automotive field in 1903 with an electric car called the Columbus Electric, which continued in production until 1915.
|This is a Columbus Buggy tag showing the name C.D.Firestone (c1900) mjs|
Size: 75mm wide 19mm high
The gasoline powered Columbus or Buggymobile carried a metal emblem, which may have been painted, see example above at the top of this post. The Columbus did not have a radiator, so this emblem was probably used as a hub emblem, but I cannot confirm this. This Columbus emblem is very rare.
The Columbus name was also most clearly displayed on the sill plates, see example below. Original Columbus sill plates are rare.
|This is a Columbus sill plate (1907-1908) mjs|
Size: 310mm wide