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Was the Star of David in the Dodge's unique corporate logo until 1938?

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From 1914 until 1938, the Dodge Brothers' logo incorporated two interlocking triangles forming the Star of David. Although this is a well-known Jewish symbol, it is commonly assumed that the logo was not meant to represent Judaism.

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The Dodge brothers did not leave a clear explanation of the logo before their deaths in 1920. Some rumors have claimed that the Star of David symbol was included because the brothers were Jewish or that they incorporated it to anger Henry Ford. These explanations have generally been dispelled. Other possible explanations include that the triangles are Greek deltas representing the two brothers, that the star is reminiscent of a law enforcement badge, or that it was simply attractive.

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