Jun 2, 2013


MOLINE KNIGHT radiator emblem with Sir Galahead

The MOLINE was called after the town in Illinois where made. They started car production in 1904.
"The Car of the Unfailing Service" as their slogan said, that won the the Chicago Reliability run and other endurance contests. As a result the cars were proudly referred to as DREADNOUGHT MOLINES.  In 1914 the new president Vandervoort replaced MOLINE´s battleship emblem by a medallion featuring Sir Galahead, "the most perfect of King Arthur´s Knight´s." In 1920 the MOLINE - KNIGHT was continued in production under the new marque nameof R&V KNIGHT [Kimes, Clark].

11.7 x 6.3  cm

In  20 years of ebay observation I only saw one original (this one) but a lot of reproductions.
So look at the back:
backside of the original

 MOLINE also sold cars in Europe:
1916 MOLINE KNIGHT seen in Denmark

very beautiful brochure with the emblem shown above

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