Hubcap # c14merc1958_1 This photo shows a 14 inch Mercury hubcap for 1950’s time frame.
This 1958 Mercury hubcap was likely used for several models in the 1950’s. The gallery images show the details of this interesting stainless steel design.
The interesting features includes the following details. First feature is a lot of deep, but short, radial indents on the outer perimeter. And a second feature, in the very center, is a large raised hub area. This hub is fairly large in diameter with many ring ridges. Lastly, on this hub area, is a “Mercury Head Shield” emblem on a plastic insert. [Other designs with this same shield emblem are c14merc1960_1 and c14merc1959_3 .]
For this 1958 Mercury hubcap , the weight is about 2.5 pounds each. The wheel attachment method is a nice integral stainless steel clip design.
Our supply quantity, for this 14 inch Mercury hubcap for 1950’s time period, is very low. The quality of this supply is above average.
If you find any of the above discussion a bit confusing, a great general article is under Hubcap Article. And under this article, more specific discussions include the following.
1 For the word “Hubcap”, a history and a definition article . This covers an interesting discussion of how hubcaps started out as an all metal construction that later transitioned to partial metal and plastic and then all plastic. This 1958 Mercury hubcap is an example of an all metal design, with a minor touch of plastic via the center insert.
2 Hubcap Identification Systems discussion. This covers the classic Hollander Numbering system and the newer Hubcap Hilton Numbering system. Hollander has many useful catalogs on cars … visit them at https://hollanderinterchange.net/catalog/ .
3 And finally, Hubcap Features …. which covers several features. This includes full size hubcap designs, wire wheel hubcap designs, various attachment (hubcap to wheel) designs, trim rings, and locking hardware.