Introduction

Automobile Accessories<br />

From left to right: Trenton New Jersey Mercer MotoMeter, Packard swan hood ornament, and Warner Speedometer and Odometer.

The automotive mascot was popular during the early 1900s through the mid-1930s. Over 7,000 different mascots were manufactured by nearly 500 companies. These mascots were inspired by many themes, such as Greco-Roman mythology, Egyptian motifs, comic characters, and animals. Even a favorite paper weight or flagpole finial could have been, and was, mounted on an external radiator cap.

Introduction