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Willys Knight radiator ornament


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From Bill Williams’s book “Motoring Mascots of the World” it was used from 1923-26 on the 4-cylinder cars. There’s also a note that there were 3 variations, one was a little taller with shoulders showing under the helmet but he only shows pictures of two...

 

The rib goes to a point at the front top which is frequently broken, I can’t see if yours is or not but I do see the beginning of pot-metal disease (expansion cracking) along the back of that rib. Both will have an impact on value but it’s still a nice piece. The dogbone is two pieces with a series of notches inside to hold the mascot straight relative to where the threaded part stops on the radiator... most dogbone caps were not set up like that.

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JO BO, please go into your posting and edit the title name to Willys Knight, will make for easier searches later on if someone is looking for this post "down the road". Thanks.

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