Sep 25, 2017

JORDAN / USA

Edward S. Jordan started automobile production in September 1916. The Jordan was an assembled automobile. All cars were powered by  Continental engines.  E.S. Jordan became famous for his emotional advertising.  In 1919 came the "Playboy",  the most celebrated JORDAN model.
The first year they sold 1,788 cars. Their best year was 1921 with 1,913 cars.
Car production ceased in 1931 after more than 65,000 cars so you have a good chance to find an original JORDAN radiator emblem.

the most common Jordan emblem

Dimensions
 5.7 cm
Year
1916 - 1926
Estimate



no makers mark on the backside



In 1927 the radiator emblem became oval. There was an black and a white/black version:




Dimensions
3.6 x  4.8 cm
Year
1927 - 1931
Estimate


flat backside without makers mark

oval radiator emblem on a 1927 JORDAN seen in a Danish museum 

I also found a round JORDAN radiator emblem made of German silver that I couldn´t date.
May be you have an idea.


the holes are not original


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

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