Apr 17, 2016

KRIT / USA


The KRIT  (K-R-I-T)  Motor Co. started car production in Detroit / Michigan in 1909.
They offered four-cylinder cars for the whole of their lives, except for 1913 when a KRIT Six was marketed for that single year.
As emblem the swastika has been selected ( years before Adolf Hitler abused the emblem) to ensure favor of auspicious gods !
The company was in financial trouble most of the time and car production  ceased in 1915.


early KRIT badge made of brass,  without enamel

Dimensions6.8 cm x 6.8 cm
Year1910 
Estimate



reverse without makers mark

1910 ad with original emblem

KRIT radiator showing the brass badge


Here is one of the most sought after radiator emblems:

original KRIT emblem found via metal detecting

Dimensionsca. 6.0 cm
Year1914 - 1915
Estimate


showing false rivets the KRIT badge was nevertheless soldered on the radiator


As it is rare and expensive  Harry Pulfer reproduced this emblem choosing the wrong colors.
The colors red, black and white were used for the NAZI swastika. I have never seen a KRIT radiator with an emblem in these colors. Only accessories like pins and brooches are showing these colors.

for more information about Harry Pulfer go to  the post " Harry Pulfer "

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

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