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James C. Reber founded the ACME Bicycle Manufacturing Company in 1892.

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ACME emblem. (source: Radiator Emblems)

In 1900 he built his first car named Reber. The Reber survived one year. Meanwhile he engaged the German engineer Victor Jacob from Daimel who designed cars with four cylinders and later six cylinders for him.

Their slogan was: "From steel bar to finished car". The first years there was a script only at the radiator, here you can see the radiator emblem of the last year.

(source: Radiator Emblems)

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The Acme logo.

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Acme car in Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1909 Glidden Tour. (source: National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library)

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1908 Acme ad.

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THE "1900's" BOOK.
Each decade seems to have its own stylistic language, and this issue showcases logos, ads, cars, companies and products (and their typographical sensibilities) from the early 1900s.

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