I found this cool art deco hood ornament while working in the Washington Park Arboretum. Anyone know what car it might have come from?
Wow, that is pretty cool. If I found that, I’d put in on my own car!
I think it is from an Oldsmobile from 1949 or 1950.
These guys are really good.
I’m not sure at all but I’m thinking maybe a '54 Chevy. A late uncle of mine owned a couple of Chevys of this vintage way back when and it looks vaguely familiar.
It is from an old Oldsmobile.
My educated guess would be a 55 Bel Air
It’s an Oldmobile. Probably from around 48 or 49. Bel airs had twin wing-mounted tail fins rather than blended winglets.
Like @ok4450 said it’s from a '54 Chevy:
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I think it’s interesting this ornament seems to depict a plane with “winglets”, which have been around since 1910 but didn’t become popular until the '70s.