Henry M. Leland started Lincoln Motor Company in 1917. The company was named after President Abraham Lincoln, Leland's personal hero. Looking to build Liberty aircraft engines for the war effort, the company transitioned to the manufacture of luxury automobiles in 1919.
Lincoln's days as an independent automaker were numbered. The company produced cars that were overshadowed by competitors and suffered financial setbacks. Ford Motor Company bought out Lincoln in February of 1922. Lincoln would remain a quasi-independent company until 1940, when it became the Lincoln Division of the Ford Motor Company.
In the early 1920s, Lincoln used radiator emblems with laurel leaves and oval emblems with Lincoln stamped inside. By 1927, Lincoln switched from a flat emblem to a leaping greyhound as its logo and as a stand-up hood ornament. The chrome greyhound signified both speed and stamina. In the 1930's, the emblem changed to a red cross within a coat of arms and topped with a medieval knight's helmet suggesting luxury and strength. The new emblem would not just be about Lincoln cars, as Ford switched to a similar logo, providing an emblematic connection between the divisions. The boxed four-pointed star would become the logo by the mid 1950s and over the years would evolve into the current logo.
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