May 14, 2024


Lyons-Atlas Co. (1913-1915)
Indianapolis, Indiana

This is a Lyons-Knight radiator emblem (1913-1915)   sam
Size: 80mm wide 64mm high    MM: Unknown

James, William and George Lyons bought the Atlas Engine Works, makers of two-stroke gasoline engines and diesel stationary units in Indianapolis, and set up the Lyons-Atlas Company in late 1912. James and William Lyons had previously been associated with the Atlas Engine Works and the introduction of a line of Knight sleeve valve engines. 

The Lyons-Atlas Company announced plans to build complete automobiles, as well as Knight engines. The Lyons brothers were joined by Harry Knox, who had been producing the Atlas-Knight motor car in Springfield, Massachusetts. The 50 hp Lyons-Knight was introduced in late 1913 and was offered as a four-cylinder model and a six-cylinder model, which was dropped for 1915. The Lyons-Knight venture ended in August 1915.


Lyons-Knight advertisements include the Lyons-Knight logo and the slogan "The Car of Silence", see example shown below:

Lyons-Knight ad showing logo (1913)  wiki

The Lyons-Knight logo was incorporated in the white and blue enamel radiator emblem, see example shown above at the top of this post. This Lyons-Knight radiator emblem is extremely rare.

Emblem collectors should beware as there is a Pulfer reproduction Lyons-Knight radiator emblem, see example shown below. The reproduction emblem is slightly smaller than the original Lyons-Knight radiator emblem and is finished in different colors. The reproduction emblem lacks the in-depth detail of the original emblems, has a shiny flat back and no maker's mark.

This is a Pulfer reproduction Lyons-Knight radiator emblem mjs
Size: 77mm wide 58mm high

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