Studebaker Automobile Co. (1903-1911)
South Bend, Indiana
|This is a Studebaker-Garford radiator emblem (c1907-1911) mjs|
Size: 58mm diameter MM: None
The first two-cylinder Studebaker-Garford Model A in 1903 and Models A/B and C in 1904 did not carry a radiator emblem but would have displayed the "Studebaker" name on a small brass nameplate or serial plate attached to the side of the car or under the driver's seat.
The use of emblems and radiator scripts on Studebaker-Garford vehicles is somewhat erratic, with some models carrying Studebaker radiator emblems, some carrying Studebaker-Garford radiator emblems, and some carrying no radiator emblem at all.
From 1905 to 1908, some Studebaker-Garford models carried a small rectangular emblem pinned to the radiator tank top, see original photos shown below:
|This is a Studebaker-Garford Model 9502 showing a radiator emblem (1905) ms|
|This is a Studebaker-Garford showing a radiator emblem and script (1908) dpl|
This radiator emblem is a small brass plate inscribed "Studebaker Automobile Company, South Bend, Ind." in plain block letters, as seen in the surviving 1906 Series G Studebaker-Garford example shown below. This Studebaker-Garford radiator emblem is extremely rare.
|This is a Studebaker-Garford radiator emblem (1905-1908) sotheby's|
From 1907 to 1911, some Studebaker-Garford models carried a round, painted Studebaker-Garford radiator emblem, see the example below displayed on a 1907 Model H Studebaker-Garford displayed at the Crawford Aviation and Auto Museum:
|This is a Model H Studebaker-Garford showing a radiator emblem (1907) caam|
|This is a Studebaker-Garford radiator emblem (1907) caam|
The painted metal Studebaker-Garford radiator emblem shown above is the same design as the example shown at the top of this post. Original Studebaker-Garford radiator emblems are extremely rare.
|This is a Studebaker-Garford taking part in the Glidden Tour (1909) dpl|
Studebaker-Garford advertisements for 1909 and 1910 continue to show the round Studebaker-Garford radiator emblem, see examples below:
|This is a Studebaker-Garford ad (1909) ms|
|This is a Studebaker-Garford ad (1910) ms|
Although the contract with Studebaker was cancelled in 1910, Garford continued to supply some chassis to Studebaker into 1911. These Studebaker-Garford cars may have continued to use the Studebaker-Garford radiator emblem shown above at the top of this post. These cars were also marketed as Garford.