|On a 1930s-50s radiator cap. Early Brass Hare, produced from 1920 to 1932. Made in nickel plated brass, the later issues were chrome plated. |
This is one of the very first Alvis Hares and is modelled with its paws down. They were used on the 12/40, 12/50 and 12/60 models. Some later ones are marked AEL near the left paw.
AEL stands for Augustine & Emile Lejeune. They set up in business in London after moving from France in 1904.