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Cadillac came out with this emblem for the first V8 in 1915, it’s one of the hardest Cadillac emblems to find if not the hardest although it doesn’t command the same pricing as the late V12 or V16 emblems do. The one above replaced this style in 1916 as previously mentioned.


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Theres also a story behind the white swans as opposed to the black ducks in the later emblems, I think it can be found on the Cadillac website if anyone is interested.

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5 hours ago, TheMoneyPit said:

Cadillac came out with this emblem for the first V8 in 1915, it’s one of the hardest Cadillac emblems to find if not the hardest although it doesn’t command the same pricing as the late V12 or V16 emblems do. The one above replaced this style in 1916 as previously mentioned.


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Sorry for the poor picture…

 

Theres also a story behind the white swans as opposed to the black ducks in the later emblems, I think it can be found on the Cadillac website if anyone is interested.

I was just going by the fact that I've had two 1915 Cadillacs,still have one, plus a shell off a third and none of them had emblems. I've read that Cadillac called the duck looking things "Martlets".

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Okay,I looked in the 1915-19 parts book,under 'radiator casing with emblem"  the only listings are type 55(1917) and type 57(1918-19). There are also differences in the radiators themselves,1915 is listed by itself,1916 and 17 same,1918-19 separate listing. I presume differences are subtle but there are differences.

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16 hours ago, sagefinds said:

I was just going by the fact that I've had two 1915 Cadillacs,still have one, plus a shell off a third and none of them had emblems. I've read that Cadillac called the duck looking things "Martlets".

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