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Bonnet ornaments

Bonnet ornaments
ER Classics Desktop 2022

Bonnet ornamentsBonnet ornaments. Of course, these kinds of decorative elements are nowadays explicitly declared dangerous, just like smoking, drinking alcohol and unprotected sex.

But between the years 20-50 from more than a century ago, a bonnet element was a statement. There were even companies that had specialized in the production of the most beautiful copies possible.


Restrictions on the decoration of the front of the vehicles have been introduced in many countries over the years and since 1978 all new vehicles in the European Union have to comply with a European directive on outwardly projecting parts. Now only RR has a retractable , folding, resilient bonnet ornament. The famous Spirit of Extasy is automatically stored during parking to prevent theft.

We found these - and multiple - copies at an antique wholesaler. They are actually 'by-catch'. The owner does not find them unkind either. And oh well: "if you sell them, you only have money."

With the right dose of passion, Jan Venema may be persuaded. He can be reached via www.venem antiques. Nl

Who knows.

Otherwise they will stay in a nice display case.

But they are no less beautiful about it.

 

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    • Dear Mr. Boelhouwer, I think your worldview is a bit too gloomy in this. If we had thought that this was the case, we would not have published this message. But caution when purchasing things certainly doesn't hurt.
      Dolf Peeters / AMK

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