American Factory Mascots

Manufacturer:  De Soto 1928-1960.  1949 Hernando.

The bust of Hernando de Soto, produced in 1949.  Made from die-cast zinc and chrome plated, some also found with a gold plated finish.  This was the only year that De Soto used this two sides Hernando ornament, designed by Henry T King of Detroit assignor to the Chrysler Corporation.