It is interesting to look at old hood ornaments and discover how they came to be the symbol for a car company. Plymouth was introduced in 1923 as Chrysler’s first low-cost model. The logo featured the ship Mayflower which landed at Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts. However, the inspiration for the Plymouth brand name came from Plymouth binder twine, produced by the Plymouth Cordage Company, and was chosen due to the popularity of the twine among farmers.
The Mayflower appeared on Plymouth hoods from its introduction up until the 1940’s when the design morphed into a rocket-ship. This one is from approximately 1939.
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Gainesville, Georgia, USA
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