May 30, 2013


CHECKER CAB radiotor emblem badge vintage
CHECKER CAB radiator emblem

The CHECKER (1922 - 1942 et. seq.) was born of the merger between Commonwealth Motors, Illinois (producers of the Commonwealth) and the Markin Body Corporation of Chicago. The merger took place in October 1921, the famous taxi followed one year later [ Kimes, Clark].

Here I present you one of the rare prewar enameled emblems. There in no makers mark on the back.
This emblem is from the Lee Roy Hartung collection which was put up for auction in 2011.

Dimensions 5.8 cm x 5.8 cm

For more beautiful emblems from other automobiles see top right of this page ( list of car makers ).

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