Automobile Club of Michigan "Trip-Pak" Travel Kit, 1948-1955

Summary

The Automobile Club of Michigan provided this travel kit for its members. The "trip-pak" contained essentials for travelers, shaving lotion and razors, hair and eye care material, stomach pain relief medicines, and No Doz to keep drivers awake. All were neatly boxed for easy packing.

The Automobile Club of Michigan provided this travel kit for its members. The "trip-pak" contained essentials for travelers, shaving lotion and razors, hair and eye care material, stomach pain relief medicines, and No Doz to keep drivers awake. All were neatly boxed for easy packing.

Artifact

Toilet kit

Date Made

1948-1955

Creators

Automobile Club of Michigan 

Creator Notes

Made for the Automobile Club of Michigan.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

87.135.8

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Automobile Club of Michigan.

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)
Glass (Material)
Metal
Plastic (Organic material)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Gold (Color)
Blue
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 1.75 in  (box)

Width: 8.5 in  (box)

Length: 5.3125 in  (box)

Inscriptions

Printed on box lid: "TRIP-PAK" / FOR A TRAVELER / COMPLIMENTS OF ... / AAA / AUTOMOBILE CLUB / MICHIGAN / AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF MICHIGAN On A & B boxes: OPTREX EYE CUP / [...] / CHEMDRUG CORP. NEW YORK, N.Y. On C & D boxes: BURMASHAVE / NO BRUSH / NO LATHER / WITH LANOLIN / MADE IN U.S.A. BY BURMA-VITA CO. MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. On E & F boxes: MAGNETIZED / MARLIN / DOUBLE EDGE BLADES / MARLIN FIREARMS COMPANY, NEW HAVEN, CONN. On G & H tins: KEEP ALERT / NO DOZ / AWAKENESS / SAFE AS COFFEE / HARRISON PRODUCTS, INC. / SAN FRANCISCO On I packaging: TUMS / ALWAYS CARRY / TUMS / EAT LIKE CANDY / QUICK RELIEF / LEWIS-HOWE CO., ST. LOUIS, MO., U.S.A. On J & K: BROMO-SELTZER / A RELIEF FOR SIMPLE HEADACHES & NEURALGIA / THE EMERSON DRUG COMPANY OF BALTIMORE CITY, MARYLAND On L: VASELINE / CREAM / HAIR TONIC / CHESEBROUGH MFG. CO / NEW YORK, N.Y.

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