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 Post subject: FOR SALE: Victor TM Co. Nipper Radiator Ornament-$600
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:08 pm 
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I have for sale a mint Victor TM Co. Nipper Radiator Ornament. These rarely show up and when they do they usually have issues like severe cracks and/or the ear broken off. I am asking $600. The underside shows what look like cracks but they are just from the casting and not cracks. Please contact me with any questions. I have a re-plated one of these on my Model A Ford.
Thanks, Ken Brekke


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: Victor TM Co. Nipper Radiator Ornament-$600
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:08 pm 
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Still available.


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: Victor TM Co. Nipper Radiator Ornament-$600
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:17 pm 
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That looks like a very small thread to be a radiator cap.


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: Victor TM Co. Nipper Radiator Ornament-$600
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:32 pm 
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Skihawx wrote:
That looks like a very small thread to be a radiator cap.


It’s not a cap. The mascot gets attached to a cap (not included from the looks of it) with a screw or bolt.
Brandon


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: Victor TM Co. Nipper Radiator Ornament-$600
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:06 pm 
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I never knew about these--it's elegant, beautifully crafted, and very cute as well!


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: Victor TM Co. Nipper Radiator Ornament-$600
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:13 pm 
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Wasn't that ornament also used on the large metal Victor Needle display? Maybe that one is a smaller version of the same casting though. They sure offered a lot of crazy radiator ornaments in the 20's. Used to be a guy near me that had a huge display cabinet full of really expensive one's from those years.


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: Victor TM Co. Nipper Radiator Ornament-$600
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:43 am 
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Those were indeed used on a round metal Victor Talking Machine Co. needle store display.

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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: Victor TM Co. Nipper Radiator Ornament-$600
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:28 am 
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There are differences between the needle tin version and the radiator ornament. Here is a link to one that sold a while back.

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=34079&hilit=nipper

Here is a link to my other posting on them.

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=34079&p=203003&hilit=nipper#p203003


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: Victor TM Co. Nipper Radiator Ornament-$600
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:33 am 
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Wow! I am definitely behind the times with my Nipper education. I used to be an active Nipper collector. Well I have been out of the hobby for the last 15 years. But back into it again now. I just ordered both of the Joan Rolfs Nipper books. Have know them since 1993 and just had breakfast with them last Saturday in Hastings, MI. Great people!


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: Victor TM Co. Nipper Radiator Ornament-$600
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:35 am 
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GREAT books to have!!! Their research and knowledge in this area are unmatched.


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