1953 Ford Experimental Vehicle Brochure, "Laboratory on Wheels, the Ford X-100"

Summary

Ford Motor Company celebrated its 50th anniversary with the X-100, a fully-functional concept car billed as a "laboratory on wheels." The X-100 featured more than 50 innovative ideas. Some of them, like the heated seats and the telephone, ultimately became commonplace. Others, like the variable-volume horn and the in-car electric shaver, never quite caught on with the public.

Ford Motor Company celebrated its 50th anniversary with the X-100, a fully-functional concept car billed as a "laboratory on wheels." The X-100 featured more than 50 innovative ideas. Some of them, like the heated seats and the telephone, ultimately became commonplace. Others, like the variable-volume horn and the in-car electric shaver, never quite caught on with the public.

Artifact

Brochure

Date Made

1953

Subject Date

1953

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2011.0.12.20

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored
Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4.25 in

Width: 7.375 in

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