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Old August 15th 07, 07:42 PM posted to rec.autos.antique
weft2
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Default Trying to ID Old Hubcap/Wreath & 3 Cats/Lions?

I was wondering if anyone knew of any good websites for checking out
old hubcaps. I tried the hubcaps.com site, but it's limited and I
couldn't id the cap I have there. I found an old silver hubcap in a
relative's garage that has a roughly 2" outer rim of punched out and
solid cross- hatching, with some black on the solid parts of the
hatching, and a black inner medallion with the Silver Laurel Wreath
(Cadillac?) and 3 long, outstretched, sleek kind of Silver Cats
(Jaguar? Puma? Lion?) stacked one on top of the other. The cats paws
are outstretched in front of them, and their tails loop back over
their backs. Very strange looking.

Does anyone know which make of car, and model this old cap is from?
Thanks for any info.

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Old August 16th 07, 12:30 AM posted to rec.autos.antique
Stude
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Default Trying to ID Old Hubcap/Wreath & 3 Cats/Lions?

On Aug 15, 11:42 am, weft2 > wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone knew of any good websites for checking out
> old hubcaps. I tried the hubcaps.com site, but it's limited and I
> couldn't id the cap I have there. I found an old silver hubcap in a
> relative's garage that has a roughly 2" outer rim of punched out and
> solid cross- hatching, with some black on the solid parts of the
> hatching, and a black inner medallion with the Silver Laurel Wreath
> (Cadillac?) and 3 long, outstretched, sleek kind of Silver Cats
> (Jaguar? Puma? Lion?) stacked one on top of the other. The cats paws
> are outstretched in front of them, and their tails loop back over
> their backs. Very strange looking.
>
> Does anyone know which make of car, and model this old cap is from?
> Thanks for any info.


I'm sure that your description in accurate, but a picture would be ten
tmes better.
Do you have a friend who could post one.
(I do research in an automotive library when needed.)

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Old August 16th 07, 08:06 AM posted to rec.autos.antique
weft2
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Default Trying to ID Old Hubcap/Wreath & 3 Cats/Lions?

On Aug 15, 7:30 pm, Stude > wrote:
> On Aug 15, 11:42 am, weft2 > wrote:
>
> > I was wondering if anyone knew of any good websites for checking out
> > old hubcaps. I tried the hubcaps.com site, but it's limited and I
> > couldn't id the cap I have there. I found an old silver hubcap in a
> > relative's garage that has a roughly 2" outer rim of punched out and
> > solid cross- hatching, with some black on the solid parts of the
> > hatching, and a black inner medallion with the Silver Laurel Wreath
> > (Cadillac?) and 3 long, outstretched, sleek kind of Silver Cats
> > (Jaguar? Puma? Lion?) stacked one on top of the other. The cats paws
> > are outstretched in front of them, and their tails loop back over
> > their backs. Very strange looking.

>
> > Does anyone know which make of car, and model this old cap is from?
> > Thanks for any info.

>
> I'm sure that your description in accurate, but a picture would be ten
> tmes better.
> Do you have a friend who could post one.
> (I do research in an automotive library when needed.)


Hi, and thanks for the input. I just uploaded 3 pictures to my
friend's webspace at:
http://ca.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bseed2...gers.com/album

Look in the Hubcap Album.

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Old August 16th 07, 09:01 AM posted to rec.autos.antique
mark
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Default Trying to ID Old Hubcap/Wreath & 3 Cats/Lions?

weft2 wrote:
> On Aug 15, 7:30 pm, Stude > wrote:
>> On Aug 15, 11:42 am, weft2 > wrote:
>>
>>> I was wondering if anyone knew of any good websites for checking out
>>> old hubcaps. I tried the hubcaps.com site, but it's limited and I
>>> couldn't id the cap I have there. I found an old silver hubcap in a
>>> relative's garage that has a roughly 2" outer rim of punched out and
>>> solid cross- hatching, with some black on the solid parts of the
>>> hatching, and a black inner medallion with the Silver Laurel Wreath
>>> (Cadillac?) and 3 long, outstretched, sleek kind of Silver Cats
>>> (Jaguar? Puma? Lion?) stacked one on top of the other. The cats paws
>>> are outstretched in front of them, and their tails loop back over
>>> their backs. Very strange looking.

>>
>>> Does anyone know which make of car, and model this old cap is from?
>>> Thanks for any info.

>>
>> I'm sure that your description in accurate, but a picture would be
>> ten tmes better.
>> Do you have a friend who could post one.
>> (I do research in an automotive library when needed.)

>
> Hi, and thanks for the input. I just uploaded 3 pictures to my
> friend's webspace at:
> http://ca.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bseed2...gers.com/album
>
> Look in the Hubcap Album.


OLD CAP?????

damm, *I* am old then

thats a 15 inch wheelcover, from a 1975-1978 Ford LTD

I had a set like that on my 77 LTD Landau

now I know what my dad meant when he saw a car from the 1930's or 1940's,
and said " I remember when they were new"

I do the same thing on cars from the 1960's and 1970's



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Old August 16th 07, 10:49 PM posted to rec.autos.antique
weft2
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Default Trying to ID Old Hubcap/Wreath & 3 Cats/Lions?

On Aug 16, 4:01 am, "mark" > wrote:
> weft2 wrote:
> > On Aug 15, 7:30 pm, Stude > wrote:
> >> On Aug 15, 11:42 am, weft2 > wrote:

>
> >>> I was wondering if anyone knew of any good websites for checking out
> >>> old hubcaps. I tried the hubcaps.com site, but it's limited and I
> >>> couldn't id the cap I have there. I found an old silver hubcap in a
> >>> relative's garage that has a roughly 2" outer rim of punched out and
> >>> solid cross- hatching, with some black on the solid parts of the
> >>> hatching, and a black inner medallion with the Silver Laurel Wreath
> >>> (Cadillac?) and 3 long, outstretched, sleek kind of Silver Cats
> >>> (Jaguar? Puma? Lion?) stacked one on top of the other. The cats paws
> >>> are outstretched in front of them, and their tails loop back over
> >>> their backs. Very strange looking.

>
> >>> Does anyone know which make of car, and model this old cap is from?
> >>> Thanks for any info.

>
> >> I'm sure that your description in accurate, but a picture would be
> >> ten tmes better.
> >> Do you have a friend who could post one.
> >> (I do research in an automotive library when needed.)

>
> > Hi, and thanks for the input. I just uploaded 3 pictures to my
> > friend's webspace at:
> > http://ca.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bseed2...gers.com/album

>
> > Look in the Hubcap Album.

>
> OLD CAP?????
>
> damm, *I* am old then
>
> thats a 15 inch wheelcover, from a 1975-1978 Ford LTD
>
> I had a set like that on my 77 LTD Landau
>
> now I know what my dad meant when he saw a car from the 1930's or 1940's,
> and said " I remember when they were new"
>
> I do the same thing on cars from the 1960's and 1970's- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -


Thanks kindly for the info- I forgot about Ford, thinking only about
the GM Cadillacs that had the Laurel Wreaths in their design logo. But
if the older company, Ford, had the original wreath design for their
car logos, why did they give part of it over when Cadillac went to
GM? I thought a logo was a big trademark and copyright issue, espc.
for huge companies like Ford and GM. (BTW, thanks also to the other
poster's suggestion to get some photos up. That did the trick.)

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Old August 17th 07, 01:46 AM posted to rec.autos.antique
George Patterson
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Default Trying to ID Old Hubcap/Wreath & 3 Cats/Lions?

weft2 wrote:

> Thanks kindly for the info- I forgot about Ford, thinking only about
> the GM Cadillacs that had the Laurel Wreaths in their design logo. But
> if the older company, Ford, had the original wreath design for their
> car logos, why did they give part of it over when Cadillac went to
> GM? I thought a logo was a big trademark and copyright issue, espc.
> for huge companies like Ford and GM. (BTW, thanks also to the other
> poster's suggestion to get some photos up. That did the trick.)


Dunno about logos, but Cadillac was in business years before Ford, and Ford's
original "logo" was Henry Ford's signature. I'm not sure when the cats first
appeared, but I remember them as one quadrant of the Ford shield in the 50's (I
think the 1950 Ford my father had). The wreath was special to only a few models.

George Patterson
If you torture the data long enough, eventually it will confess
to anything.
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Old August 18th 07, 02:59 AM posted to rec.autos.antique
Nate Nagel[_2_]
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Default Trying to ID Old Hubcap/Wreath & 3 Cats/Lions?

George Patterson wrote:
> weft2 wrote:
>
>> Thanks kindly for the info- I forgot about Ford, thinking only about
>> the GM Cadillacs that had the Laurel Wreaths in their design logo. But
>> if the older company, Ford, had the original wreath design for their
>> car logos, why did they give part of it over when Cadillac went to
>> GM? I thought a logo was a big trademark and copyright issue, espc.
>> for huge companies like Ford and GM. (BTW, thanks also to the other
>> poster's suggestion to get some photos up. That did the trick.)

>
>
> Dunno about logos, but Cadillac was in business years before Ford, and
> Ford's original "logo" was Henry Ford's signature. I'm not sure when the
> cats first appeared, but I remember them as one quadrant of the Ford
> shield in the 50's (I think the 1950 Ford my father had). The wreath was
> special to only a few models.
>
> George Patterson
> If you torture the data long enough, eventually it will confess
> to anything.


Nope, the previous poster was correct, Cadillac was formed out of what
was left of the ORIGINAL Henry Ford Company, after HF left. Then Ford
went on to found the Ford Motor Company which is the Ford we know today.

nate

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Old June 10th 14, 07:19 PM posted to rec.autos.antique
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Default Trying to ID Old Hubcap/Wreath & 3 Cats/Lions?

On Wednesday, August 15, 2007 2:42:07 PM UTC-4, weft2 wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone knew of any good websites for checking out
> old hubcaps. I tried the hubcaps.com site, but it's limited and I
> couldn't id the cap I have there. I found an old silver hubcap in a
> relative's garage that has a roughly 2" outer rim of punched out and
> solid cross- hatching, with some black on the solid parts of the
> hatching, and a black inner medallion with the Silver Laurel Wreath
> (Cadillac?) and 3 long, outstretched, sleek kind of Silver Cats
> (Jaguar? Puma? Lion?) stacked one on top of the other. The cats paws
> are outstretched in front of them, and their tails loop back over
> their backs. Very strange looking.
>
> Does anyone know which make of car, and model this old cap is from?
> Thanks for any info.

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Old June 10th 14, 07:20 PM posted to rec.autos.antique
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On Wednesday, August 15, 2007 2:42:07 PM UTC-4, weft2 wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone knew of any good websites for checking out
> old hubcaps. I tried the hubcaps.com site, but it's limited and I
> couldn't id the cap I have there. I found an old silver hubcap in a
> relative's garage that has a roughly 2" outer rim of punched out and
> solid cross- hatching, with some black on the solid parts of the
> hatching, and a black inner medallion with the Silver Laurel Wreath
> (Cadillac?) and 3 long, outstretched, sleek kind of Silver Cats
> (Jaguar? Puma? Lion?) stacked one on top of the other. The cats paws
> are outstretched in front of them, and their tails loop back over
> their backs. Very strange looking.
>
> Does anyone know which make of car, and model this old cap is from?
> Thanks for any info.


It is from a Ford automobile
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Old April 14th 16, 05:33 AM posted to rec.autos.antique
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Default Trying to ID Old Hubcap/Wreath & 3 Cats/Lions?

On Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 11:42:07 AM UTC-7, weft2 wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone knew of any good websites for checking out
> old hubcaps. I tried the hubcaps.com site, but it's limited and I
> couldn't id the cap I have there. I found an old silver hubcap in a
> relative's garage that has a roughly 2" outer rim of punched out and
> solid cross- hatching, with some black on the solid parts of the
> hatching, and a black inner medallion with the Silver Laurel Wreath
> (Cadillac?) and 3 long, outstretched, sleek kind of Silver Cats
> (Jaguar? Puma? Lion?) stacked one on top of the other. The cats paws
> are outstretched in front of them, and their tails loop back over
> their backs. Very strange looking.
>
> Does anyone know which make of car, and model this old cap is from?
> Thanks for any info.


cadilac
 




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