Up for auction is a very early American Legion grill badge/emblem dating from 1919. This badge was made by Gustave Fox Company of Cincinnati, Ohio and has the patent date of December, 1919. The badge is marked on the rear by the maker and with the patent date. Gus Fox Co. made emblems, medals and insignias for the military during WWI. The American Legion was also formed in 1919, making this a very early item from this group. The badge is made of solid copper and has blue enamel around the edge. Great detail on the badge and is in overall very nice original shape.Two small knicks on the lower edge, what are no major deal. T are no cracks or scratches in the enamel and no other wear to speak of. Has a threaded post on the rear to attach as a license topper, grill badge or emblem. A must for your early Ford Model T, Chevrolet, Cadillac or other vintage automobile. Measures approx. 3 inches in diameter and has a wonderful original patina(what could be polished). Very rare early item from the American Legion and is a must for any collector. The grill badge found at a recent 90 year estate of along time local San Diego Hot Rodder and were safely stored away for years. Please keep an eye on my other auctions for other great items from the same estate, including other Hot Rod related parts and collectibles. Tough early original accessory ... read more