Tucker Corporation Employee Badge, circa 1948

Summary

The Tucker Corporation based itself in Chicago in a war-surplus factory that had produced engines for B-29 bomber airplanes. At its peak, Tucker employed some 1,600 people. The company anticipated having 35,000 employees once it reached full production. But it wasn't to be. Financial and legal problems closed Tucker in 1950 after only 51 cars were built.

The Tucker Corporation based itself in Chicago in a war-surplus factory that had produced engines for B-29 bomber airplanes. At its peak, Tucker employed some 1,600 people. The company anticipated having 35,000 employees once it reached full production. But it wasn't to be. Financial and legal problems closed Tucker in 1950 after only 51 cars were built.

Artifact

Badge

Date Made

circa 1948

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

95.3.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brass (Alloy)

Color

Red
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 1 in

Width: 1.5 in

Inscriptions

on front of badge: TUCKER J 42 103 CORPORATION

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