Feb 18, 2018

STERLING KNIGHT / USA

The STERLING - KNIGHT Company  ( one of eight different U.S. car manufacturers with the name "STERLING" ) was founded by "Pete" Sterling  a former chief engineer of the STEARNS Company. The idea was to build a luxury car with a Knight sleeve valve engine.
It was an assembled car, only the engine was home-made using the patented Charles Knight system ( Knight had his name on over 30 different cars like Willys Knight, Lions Knight,  Moline Knight, Stearns Knight, Handley Knight etc. )
The STERLING KNIGHT was a short lived company (1923 - 1926). By the end of 1924 253 cars had been built and 121 cars followed in 1925 and a few more were built in 1926 so every Sterling Knight emblem is a hard to find item.

flat reverse without makers mark

Dimension
4.1 cm x  6.7 cm
Year
1923 - 1924
Estimate
 



This is believed to be an original N.O.S emblem


The round STERLING  KNIGHT emblem is believed to be from the last year (1925/26)

this emblem is from the Lee Roy Hartung collection that was put up for auction in 2011 - see post about Lee Roy Hartung

Dimension
  4.1 cm
Year
 1925 / 26
Estimate
 



flat reverse without makers mark


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

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