Hood Ornament Identification

Hood ornaments were styled usually after the most powerful or modern technology of the times or a theme. This can give a clue as to which period the hood ornament dates to. For example:

  • 1930s - Locomotives were the most powerful technology and hood ornaments echoed the locomotive image in their design
  • 1940s - Airplanes were the most powerful technology and torpedos/gunsights were tied for a close second.
    NOTE: Because of WWII, only 139 passenger cars were built in 1943 and 610 in 1944.
  • 1950s - Rockets and jet aircraft

Have a hood ornament that you don't know what make, model and year it is? Or maybe you need to verify that you have the correct hood ornament for your baby. Then take a gander at these pages as they document hood ornaments spanning from the early 20s to the late 90s.

Hood Ornaments A-E - This section covers manufacturer's starting with the letters A to E. This covers: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Desoto and Dodge.

Hood Ornaments F-J - This section covers manufacturer's starting with the letters F to J. This covers: Ford, DEM, GMC and Hudson

Hood Ornaments K-O - This section covers manufacturer's starting with the letters K to O. This covers: Kaiser, Lincoln, Mercury/Monarch, Nash and Oldsmobile

Hood Ornaments P-T - This section covers manufacturer's starting with the letters P to T. This covers: Packard, Plymouth, Pontiac, Studebaker and Tucker

Hood Ornaments U-Z - This section covers manufacturer's starting with the letters U to Z. This covers: only Willys at this time

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