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Cast plate for car or possibly motorcycle

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I have this cast plaque-looks to be aluminum that says-"Bauld Eagles" with an image of an eagle on it and below the eagle it says "Bureau County".  The plate is approximately 5" x 9" and is about a 1/4" thick. 

 

Does anyone know anything about the this plaque? What it was used for? I am attaching a photo.

 

Thanks.

 

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That makes sense since the plaque ended up in Wisconsin. It looks like something one would attach to a car but then again, maybe not. The back side has about a 1/4" of tar on it. I wonder what vintage it is?

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Car club plate from the 1950s, often displayed in rear window package tray?

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We used to hang them from the license plate. That is how the tar got there.

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These were a popular high school metal shop sandcasting project.

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I wonder if I should leave it original or paint it. It is in decent condition.

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As nice as it is, I would definitely leave it original!

 

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I was leaning that way. It is always a tough call but repainting does take a way some of the character and originality. 

 

I have a 1926 Cadillac two-speed shaft driven pedal car that is all original and in extremely nice condition. I came within an inch of tearing it apart and painting it. I was looking at it the other day and I was sure glad I didn't restore it. If I had, it wouldn't have looked much different than all the imported reproductions. And technically I am only the second owner. The original owner received it as a Christmas gift from his brother at a very young age and took really good car of it. It meant a lot to him. Now it is my turn to be caretaker of it for the next generation.

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Good decision, pint4. Like people, these old cars are only "virgin originals" once. And that includes pedal cars. 

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