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Been trying all day to find out. Probably not a Cadiliac floor mat but I don't know where to turn to find out. Thanks for the help...


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Re: WTH is this car symbol?

Some kind of Thunderbird I'm guessing.
 

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Re: WTH is this car symbol?

If I am not mistaken that is a generic design that the manufacturer made of their own.
In the 60's and 70's JC Whitney sold those type of mats.
I don't think it has any match to an Auto Brand.
 

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Lol, I posted a pic on FB and I got Rolls Royce, Thinderbird (twice), Something European, Ford Pinto and Optimus Prime.

I cleaned it up and did find a "Made in the USA" stamp on it and I should have mentioned that there are 2 of them. Front and rear mats but I still have no clue. Thanks for looking...
 

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talismandave said:
If I am not mistaken that is a generic design that the manufacturer made of their own. In the 60's and 70's JC Whitney sold those type of mats. I don't think it has any match to an Auto Brand.
JC Whitney? haha I actually set foot in their store in Chicago long time ago, there was a Warshawskis also.
 

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For quite a few years you could get both a J.C. Whitney and a Warshawsky catalog - pretty thick, both printed on telephone book paper, and both had identical part/stock numbers.

Back then if it was automotive and J.C Whitney didn't have it, no one did. Chicago.
 

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Re: WTH is this car symbol?

Lol, I posted a pic on FB and I got Rolls Royce, Thinderbird (twice), Something European, Ford Pinto and Optimus Prime.

I cleaned it up and did find a "Made in the USA" stamp on it and I should have mentioned that there are 2 of them. Front and rear mats but I still have no clue. Thanks for looking...
Perhaps I wasn't clear enough in my first post.
No, it is not a car symbol.
 

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Warshawsky's and J. C. Whitney shared a building in Chicago. The signage on one street said J. C. Whitney and the signage on another street said Warshawsky's. I don't know what the interior arrangement was. I heard a rumor that they shared the space and stock.
 

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Koz, they where one in the same. Here is a quote from link in post #8.

"While it was his father that founded the firm during World War I, a brilliant, intensely driven son, Roy Warshawsky, would rename the family business as J.C. Whitney,"
 

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They actually ran on both names. Warshawsky's was the retail store and JC Whitney was mail order.
Operated like that for many many years. Eventually all was changed to JC Whitney.
 

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To add to the confusion, Warshawsky also issued a catalog.
 

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They actually ran on both names. Warshawsky's was the retail store and JC Whitney was mail order.
Operated like that for many many years. Eventually all was changed to JC Whitney.
Now that you mention it, I do seem to recall that.

Boy, some of the crap I bought from Warshawsky's when I was a kid. :bang2:
 
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