I know the blue oval arrived with the Model A, but when exactly did the winged pyramid become the company logo?
Was there another logo between the image below and the winged pyramid?
(Message edited by cudaman on June 08, 2017)
WOW, that's a great link. Thanks.
Mark S, Thank you for the link. However, I am not too sure about the accuracy of their report. I know that Ford used a simple block letter "FORD" after the famous sign shown by Rob P above. I don't know just what year it was used, but believe it was during the C, F, and NRS period.
There was a script "ford" used during that time also (Rob H had one made from original photographs for his extremely early model N). There was also a script "ford" that has shown up several times that looks similar, but is actually cut off of a Studebaker "Garford" script. Apparently, a lot more of those Garford radiator scripts survived (and were duplicated) than Garford cars survived. In the earlier days of the antique car hobby, after WWII, quite a few of the Garford scripts were cut down and put on early Ford cars. The Script "ford" shown on that website, to me at least, looks more like the cut down "Garford" piece. But I could be wrong. (Wouldn't be the first time!)
That site seems to be about right for the winged pyramid. 1912 to 1917 sounds about right, however, some local dealers did use that logo for several years after in local advertising, and probably had local sign painters maybe even put it on buildings (pure speculation on my part, but a lot of those buildings survived beyond model T production).
They also show the "Ford" script in an oval for 1917 through 1927. I could be wrong, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was done on some level somewhere, but I don't recall ever seeing anything official with a "Ford" script in an oval (blue or otherwise) before the early advertising for the new model A in the summer of 1927.
I hope Rob H chimes in here. He certainly knows a lot more of this history than I do. But that to me looks like another Wiki page that needs some correction, and a lot more details. Signs, logo scripts, and publications varied quite a lot from year to year and model to model. The pyramid details (and aspect ratio) varied a lot. The "Ford" script had wings on the radiator for '09 and '10. among other things.
Hmmm, try this one:
Rob: This link is not about logo, but is about signs. May help you out.
Also look at his other pages. Dan
SEE! I CAN be wrong!
Thank you Jay!
(Now, if I just got the right links onto the right threads?)