May 11, 2014

LUXOR taxicab / USA

In the early Twenties  King Tut´s tomb was discovered in Egypt which led to the naming of a taxicab in 1924 after the city near where the emtombed pharaoh´s riches had been found. The LUXOR was planned as the non plus ultra of metered travel. A few LUXOR´s were produced in Hagerstown, Maryland  but by the spring of that year arrangements had been made to move the LUXOR operation to
Framingham, Massachusetts.
The LUXOR had a four-cylinder Buda engine (a typical taxicab engine) and always the same color scheme: cream, yellow and black with red striping [Kimes, Clark],

There was no commercial success so you have to look years to find a radiator emblem:

LUXOR radiator emblem

Dimensions  6.4 cm
Year1924 - 1927


flat reverse with maker´s mark: ROBBINS CO ATTLEBORO MASS

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

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