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Jim, FYI these aren't actually "hood ornaments". The two items in your photos are "radiator mascots" that go on top of the radiator cap. Many radiator mascots were made in small numbers by recognized sculptors and were cast in bronze; silver or nickel plated, and signed by the artist. In the 1930s, after the radiator moved under the hood, car manufacturers started to produce hood ornaments. These were usually cheaper versions of mascots made from pot metal, chrome plated, and made in the hundreds or even thousands.

Peter Zobian

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