American Factory Mascots

Manufacturer:  Franklin Automobile Co. 1901-1934.  1925-28 Lion.

Lion, produced from 1925 to 1928.  Silvered or nickel bronze.  Base marked Sterling Bronze Co.  Ribbon at the front is marked Aura Vincit (Air Conquers).

The Franklin was probably the most successful air-cooled car before the advent of the Volkswagen.

Signed on the back with © 1924 G. Derujinsky.