Jan 24, 2016

FOSTORIA / USA


The FOSTORIA Light Car and Co was active from 1915 to 1916. A total of 293 FOSTORIA cars were built by September 1916. Reportedly, the problem was the engine FOSTORIA had bought from Sterling Motors in Milwaukee.  They were lemons [ Kimes, Clark ].

Most likely my FOSTORIA emblem is the only original surviving emblem:



found in the ground 100 years after the car burned down


Dimensions7.9 cm x 4.7 cm
Year1915 - 1916
Estimate
 





original emblem with makers mark:  S.D. CHILDS & CO CHICAGO



As it is incredible rare Harry Pulfer from California reproduced the emblem in the nineteen-sixties of the last century. As pattern he used a black and white advertisement.
As you can see the colors are different and the emblem is flat while the original is curved.


FOSTORIA radiator badge made by Harry Pulfer

For more beautiful radiator emblems see top right  ( list of car makers ).

No comments:

Post a Comment