Odd hood ornament

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Odd hood ornament

Post by Packard fan » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:30 am

Could someone identify the years this hood ornament was first used?
Your help will be greatly appreciated...
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Re: Odd hood ornament

Post by Dave Czirr » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:06 pm

Hopefully someone will be able to provide you with a full identification, though that would be helped if you had included the casting numbers and trade mark if present which should be on the underside.

That said, nothing about it appears "odd" to me, looks like the standard bail ornament used in the first few years after the radiator filler cap went underhood.

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Re: Odd hood ornament

Post by flackmaster » Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:59 pm

304766. 36-37 120/115c

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Re: Odd hood ornament

Post by Packard fan » Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:27 am

Flackmaster
Thank you for the clarification,yes those are the correct numbers, if I understand you correctly these bail type hood ornament’s were used on the 36-37 model120s-115s?
The reason I ask is I’ve purchased a Danbury Mint model of a 1936 model 12 Sport Phaeton which is adorned with this type hood ornament and I was a bit taken aback that there was not a Comorant style ornament mounted instead.
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Re: Odd hood ornament

Post by Dave Czirr » Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:22 pm

The standard bail cap on the model is not really too surprising, if you examine the illustrations in the original factory brochures of the era, even the Twelves are often shown with the bail cap, perhaps more often than not.

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Re: Odd hood ornament

Post by Packard fan » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:17 pm

Annnd I’m sure the first words out of the new owners mouth on taking possession would be lose the bail cap and find me a Comorant! :lol:
Thank you so much gentlemen...

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