March 28, 2023


Pope Motor Car Co. (1904-1908)
Indianapolis, Indiana 

This is a Pope-Waverley Electric emblem (c1907-1908)    mjs
Size: 92mm wide 35mm high    MM: None

The Waverley electric car (see Waverley Electric) was renamed the Pope-Waverley in 1904 at the same time as the introduction of the Pope-Hartford (see Pope-Hartford). The Pope-Waverley was built by the Waverley Department of the Pope Motor Car Company. 

There were up to ten different models of the Pope-Waverley offered each year, which was probably too many to be economic. Models included a variety of passenger models and commercials ranging from light delivery vans to truck chassis rated at 5-ton capacity. By 1907 the Pope Motor Car Company was in trouble and the Pope-Waverley was being continued in production under receivership. In September 1908 the factory was sold and the Pope-Waverley became the Waverley again.


The Pope-Waverley Electric did not have a radiator and did not carry an external identifying emblem.

The "Pope-Waverley" name was displayed on a small, painted brass Pope-Waverley nameplate attached to the rear of the car or on the dash, see example shown below. This Pope-Waverley Electric nameplate is rare.

This is a Pope-Waverley Electric nameplate (1904-1908)   mjs
Size: 76mm wide 32mm high

The "Pope-Waverley Electric" name was also displayed on the hubcaps, see examples shown below:

Pope-Waverley Electric hubcap (1904)    rmsothebys

This is a Pope-Waverley Electric hubcap (1904-1908)  dkc

The painted metal Pope-Waverley Electric emblem shown above at the top of this post and again below is believed to have been displayed on some later Pope-Waverley models but I cannot confirm the dates of use. This Pope-Waverley Electric emblem is very rare.

This is a Pope-Waverley Electric emblem (c1907-1908)  mjs
Size: 92mm wide 35mm high    MM: None

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