Face Shield, 2020

Summary

Like other American automakers, Ford Motor Company devoted employees and facilities to producing specialized equipment to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. This face shield reduced the risk of virus exposure through respiratory droplets. Unlike face masks, which impeded the spread of droplets from the wearer, face shields protected against the spread of droplets to the wearer.

Like other American automakers, Ford Motor Company devoted employees and facilities to producing specialized equipment to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. This face shield reduced the risk of virus exposure through respiratory droplets. Unlike face masks, which impeded the spread of droplets from the wearer, face shields protected against the spread of droplets to the wearer.

Artifact

Headgear

Date Made

2020

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2020.125.12

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Plastic

Color

Blue
White (Color)
Colorless

Dimensions

Height: 9 in

Width: 12.75 in

Length: 1.5 in

Inscriptions

across top of front: BUILT Ford PROUD

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