Dec 16, 2018

ELCAR / USA

The Pratt brothers - William B. and George B. decided to stop the Pratt car production in 1915.
Instead they invented the Elkhart Carriage & Motor Car Co. that  produced automobiles under the new name ELCAR. The first Elcar was offered with a four-cylinder  Lycoming engine at 795 $.                                                                The slogan was: Looks like a thousand $, Rides like a thousand $.
They sold 415 cars in 1916. The next generation of Elcars had a six-cylinder Continental engine.
In 1925 the company was sold to former AUBURN executives. They introduced a  Lycoming engine straight-eight in 1925.   Production peak  was in 1925 with 1,981 cars. Production ceased by 1931.

first and one year only ELCAR emblem

Dimension  5.1 cm
Year 1916
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flat reverse without makers mark

this particular ELCAR script was patented in December 1915

1916 Instruction book
In 1917 the emblem became rectangular:

this emblem has a flat backside without  makers mark

Dimension
5.8 cm x 4.8
Year
 1917
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In 1918 the emblem became round again:



Dimension
6.1 cm 
Year
1918 - 1922
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                                                 left: original                  right: repro by Harry Pulfer ( the rectangular middle is not embossed )

       easily distinguishable: left original       right: repro                            

emblem made of two pieces 

Dimension5.0 x 5.8
 cm
Year1923 - 1928
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Dimension
4.8 cm x 7.8 cm 
Year
1927 - 1928
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die stamped reverse without makers mark

emblem made of two pieces (flat reverse without makers mark )

Dimension 5.0 cm x 5.8 cm
Year1929 - 1931
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For more emblems see older posts or top right ( list of carmakers ).

1 comment:

  1. Very nicely done profile on this relatively obscure defunct auto manufacture's emblem. Thanks!

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