Karla Maxwell

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About Karla Maxwell

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  1. Regarding the 1930-31 Dodge Brothers wings.... Hello fellows, I restore enameled emblems and am in the process of a possible reproduction of these. Maybe we can talk. Check out my website for quality of work: www.maxwellenamels.com I worked on a Stoddard emblem for one of the members a few months back. Karla
  2. WOW!! You guys are great! and fast.......Will pass along the info to the car owner. He was lamenting that he did not know of any Stoddard groups. As a side note [to really stir things up] an emblem collector tells me he has 2 Stoddard emblem [regular and Dayton] and both show traces of gold plating. Thanks for all the help..........Karla And yes.....I restore enameled emblems to show quality.
  3. WOW!! You guys are great! and fast.......Will pass along the info to the car owner. He was lamenting that he did not know of any Stoddard groups. As a side note [to really stir things up] an emblem collector tells me he has 2 Stoddard emblem [regular and Dayton] and both show traces of gold plating. Thanks for all the help..........Karla And yes.....I restore enameled emblems to show quality.
  4. I'm currently restoring the enameled radiator emblem for a 1911 Stoddard and have a plating question. Does anyone out there know if it would have been nickel, gold or left unplated? This was during the time period when it was common for the emblems to be soldered directly onto the radiator and I've found other makes of the time did not plate. The owner is unsure. Can you help? Thanks in advance...Karla
  5. I'm currently restoring the enameled radiator emblem for a 1911 Stoddard and have a plating question. Does anyone out there know if it would have been nickel, gold or left unplated? This was during the time period when it was common for the emblems to be soldered directly onto the radiator and I've found other makes of the time did not plate. The owner is unsure. Can you help? Thanks in advance...Karla
  6. Was hoping for an answer to the plating of the Speedwagon. Am adding the information that along the top of the emblem, between the wings, is found the word STANDARD. Later.........Karla
  7. Mark, Thanks for the reply. Regarding the round Whippet, I would have bet money that it was gold [as you also thought] but your information leans towards nickel. I may try to contact other collectors or maybe tie into a Whippet owner's group. Later............Karla
  8. Mark, Regarding the round Whippet red, white and blue emblems. I also am working on one of them at the moment. I am pretty sure it has the gold plating but the customer is not. My only resource is a color photo but the image is questionable [possibly a color shift] and I can't tell if I'm looking at plating or the base copper. Usually the plating isn't much of a question but I have 5 emblems right now that are probably gold plated and can be an issue because of the spike in gold nowdays. Later.........Karla
  9. Mark, Thanks for the reply. When I posted I had not yet received the REO Speedwagon. Once I did, the back still shows traces of a silver plating. The color is warm making me think it may be nickel rather than chrome even though it is 1931. I still would like to be sure though. Regarding the Whippet Six. Yes, it is the dark blue scroll with the white Whippet lettering. This one does appear to have a gold cast on the area that was protected by a washer. Again, I'd still like to be sure. Thanks in Advance......Karla
  10. Hello Everyone......I restore antique antomobile emblems and am currently working on a dark blue Overland Whippet Six radiator emblem. Does anyone out there know for SURE what the correct plating should be? At this point I am leaning towards gold. I am also working on a 1931 Reo Speedwagon with the same plating concern. I'm listing that in an additional post to keep them separated for searching purposes. Thanks in Advance......Karla
  11. Hello Everyone, What a great forum and thanks to The Money Pit for suggesting it. This is my first post. I restore antique automobile emblems with vitreous, glass, enamel. Some of you may remember a posting a few months back, by The Money Pit, of a 1910 Chalmers Detroit that I created. Usually I have clues as to the colors required but must say the plating requirements are less clear. I find that often the plating has just disappeared, or flaked off over the years. Sometimes I can find a little plating left in a recess but I sure would like to know for sure. I know that at the beginning of the 1900's an emblem might not have had plating because it would be soldered directly to the radiator. Also, later nickel was used until around 1930 when chrome showed up. Am currently working on a light blue 1931 Reo Speedwagon radiator emblem. Does anyone out there know for SURE what the correct plating should be? At this point I am leaning towards gold. I am also working on a 1928 Overland Whippet Six with the same plating concern. I'm listing that in an additional post to keep them separated for searching purposes. Thanks in Advance......Karla