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A radiator emblem from Hartford's Kissel Kar Company

Kissel Kar radiator emblem

Louis Kissel and his two sons formed the Kissel Motor Car Company in Hartford, Wisconsin, in 1906. Emphasizing craftsmanship, Kissel was renowned for its advanced design and performance. The Kissel family operated a group of industries in Hartford, including the Hartford Plow Company, the Kissel Manufacturing Company, and the Hartford Electric Company. Unlike other automobile companies, Kissel manufactured almost the entire vehicle, giving rise to their motto "Every inch a car" in 1914.

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Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
Automobile Culture
Creator: Kissel Kar Company
Pub Data: National Museum of American History collections.
Citation: Kissel Kar radiator emblem. National Museum of American History collections. Online facsimile at:
l; Visited on: 4/23/2014
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