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Ok, dumb decal question time


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Default Ok, dumb decal question time

Hey guys. I was just curious as to when the decal on the Economy engines switched from the "straight" or diagonal "economy" decal to the bowtie decal. Or did the bowtie come first. Just trying to sort out which decal goes on which engines. Thanks.

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Default Re: Ok, dumb decal question time

Check out http://www.herculesengines.com/hercules/painting.html and http://www.herculesengines.com/hercules/econ_pics.html. He doesn't give a date but there are several pictures of engines with the dates and/or serial #'s so you should be able to get close.

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Default Re: Ok, dumb decal question time

The slanting Economy decal was used from 1914 to at least 1927, but it was used sparingly after 1921. In the Sears catalogs it shows engines with both kinds of decals in 1921, 1922 and 1923. Roughly speaking, the bowtie decal was used beginning with the F models in 1921. I had an original 1927 1 3/4 HP Economy that had nice slanting Economy decals.

By the way, the proper colors for the bowtie decals are black for the two outside borders and the scales of justice emblem. The space between the outside border lines is gold as is the lettering. The background is blue.

Sears filed for the bowtie trade mark on October 8, 1920.
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