January 30, 2021

SKELTON

Skelton Motor Corp. (1920-1922)

St. Louis, Missouri


this is a Skelton radiator emblem (1920-1922)      sam
Size: 77mm wide 36mm high    MM: Unknown

The Skelton was named after Dr. L.S. Skelton, who provided the finance for the Skelton Motor Corporation. The Skelton was built by the St. Louis Car Company, which had previously built the American Mors and the Standard Six.

The Skelton was an assembled 37 hp automobile, which appeared in 1920, initially offered as a five-passenger touring and a two-passenger roadster with a five-passenger model also offered in 1921. The Skelton was a good car and was attractively priced, but Dr. Skelton died in 1921 and, despite attempts to keep the Skelton in production, it was all over in 1922.

Emblem

The blue and white enamel Skelton radiator emblem shown above is extremely rare.



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