Dec 1, 2013

MAXWELL / USA

This company started as MAXWELL - BRISCOE  in 1904, founded by Jonathan Maxwell and Benjamin Briscoe. They offered a conventional flat-twin runabouts.  For a time MAXWELL was considered one of the  three top  automobile firms of America along with BUICK and FORD.
In 1914 BRISCOE left this firm to start on his own. MAXWELL continued to make inexpensive four - cylinders with side valves engines  and three-speed boxes.  
In 1923 Chrysler bought the MAXWELL factory and the last MAXWELL was sold in 1925.


Here I present you a very early and quite large MAXWELL radiator emblem, showing the colors of the Stars and Stripes. You have to look years to find an original emblem.
MAXWELL radiator badge
Dimensions 7.1 cm x 5.6 cm
Year1915 - 1917
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Flat (!) backside of the original 1915 emblem with makers mark, not clearly visible:
It says: THE WHITENER ..... NEWARK.  Never seen this enamel manufacturer on another emblems.






MAXWELL Special
Dimensions 6.4 cm x 6.0 cm
Year1912
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MAXWELL radiator emblem
Dimensions5.9 cm x 4.2 cm
Year1918
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original MAXWELL radiator . No enamel !
Dimensions5.3 cm x 5.8 cm
Year1921
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The most common MAXWELL radiator emblem
Dimensions5.2 cm x 5.2 cm
Year1923 -1925
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For more beautiful emblems from other automobiles see top right of this page ( list of car makers ).


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