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Help Identify Unknown Hubcap for Late 20's Early 30's Automobile

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I am an avid hubcap collector and I need help identifying a hubcap. I have never seen one and there is not a lot that stumps me but I have no idea what this one is for. The build of the cap is a solid one piece brass cap nickel plated with soldered in emblem. The emblem shows the letter "M" with an "8" on the bottom with red cloisonné filling around the letter and number. The style of the cap leads me to believe it would be from a car in the 1929-1934 range and probably expensive. I do not know if it is foreign or American. it measures 7 7/8" in diameter. Marmon is the most commonly guessed brand but I have about 12 different Marmon caps in my collection and I have never seen one resemble this one. Any help would be great. Thanks!

 

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Marmon made a Roosevelt straight eight in 1929 and 1930. There was also a Marquette about the same time made by Buick but it was a six cylinder car.

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Very interesting. I never knew Minerva made an 8 cylinder car. This puts them in a very exclusive club, I believe there was only one other sleeve valve straight eight, the Stearns Knight.

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Very interesting. I never knew Minerva made an 8 cylinder car. This puts them in a very exclusive club, I believe there was only one other sleeve valve straight eight, the Stearns Knight.

I believe Stearns-Knight also built at least one Sleeve-Valve V-8, too.

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They built some great cars, everyone should do a Google search. Bob  ( Why this site wont allow the photos to be posted is a mystery)

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