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Classic and Vintage Cars
No: 9015   Contributor: Alf van Beem   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Ford   Country: The Netherlands
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For those who like a puzzle, what car belongs to this ornament?


Photo taken during the Hyacintenrit 2011, Tour in the Netherlands
Picture added on 02 March 2012 at 07:43
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Hyacintenrit 2011, Netherlands
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1930 Franklin Airman
Franklin Airman featured a beautifully detailed radial engine monoplane(with spinning propeller) and cabin lights that came on with the headlights.
The hood ornament for the Franklin Airman is even more amazing when one considers that the grill and ornament give the illusion of a radiator and cap when the car was an air-cooled model.

Added by Louis van der Meijden on 02 March 2012.
Hi Alf,
I don't think the ornament represents a carmaker, but looking at the radiator top I think it could be a Ford Model 'A'

Added by Roger Mason on 02 March 2012.
Certainly this car is a Franklin Airman Sport Runabout 1928 Roger.
see: www.flickr.com/photos/mr38/3689481052/in/photostream/


Added by Louis van der Meijden on 02 March 2012.
Other examples:

www.flickr.com/photos/mr38/3689480770/in/photostream/
or
books.google.nl/books?id=fJ_qWhCZm04C&pg=PA76&dq=hood+ornaments&cd=2&hl=nl#v=onepage&q=hood%20ornaments&f=false

Added by Louis van der Meijden on 02 March 2012.
Hi Louis the ornament on the Franklin is different to this and was part of the original car, this one has been put on afterwards. I still think this car is a Ford Model 'A', maybe Alf will tell us?

Added by Roger Mason on 05 March 2012.
Hi Roger and Louis,
Alf has sent me the photo of the car that this ornament belongs to... see picture #9225

Added by Marcel Gommers on 07 March 2012.
Interesting puzzle! The shapes of the pieces were novel and challenging! I finished the puzzle and framed it for my husband's garage. We love cars, and especially the beautiful classics!

Added by VideoPortal on 01 April 2017.
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