1922 Lincoln Vehicle Used by Henry Ford on Camping Trips

Summary

The Vagabonds -- Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone -- enjoyed their annual camping trips taken from 1916 to 1924. While the three men delighted in the outdoors, their accommodations weren't particularly rustic. This truck, built on a 1922 Lincoln chassis, traveled with them, carrying food and cooking utensils for elaborate meals that might include steak, chicken or freshly baked pie.

The Vagabonds -- Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone -- enjoyed their annual camping trips taken from 1916 to 1924. While the three men delighted in the outdoors, their accommodations weren't particularly rustic. This truck, built on a 1922 Lincoln chassis, traveled with them, carrying food and cooking utensils for elaborate meals that might include steak, chicken or freshly baked pie.

Artifact

Truck

Date Made

1922

Creators

Lincoln Motor Company (Detroit, Mich.) 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

1922 Lincoln Limousine rebuilt as a truck and camp kitchen for Henry Ford's camping trips.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

28.743.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Wood (Plant material)
Leather
Brass (Alloy)

Technique

Customizing

Color

Black (Color)
Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 85.5 in

Width: 69.5 in

Length: 217 in

Wheelbase: 136 in

Inscriptions

Radiator front: LELAND BUILT/ LINCOLN Hubs: LINCOLN

Specifications

Make & Model: 1922 Lincoln camp truck

Maker: Lincoln Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan

Engine: V-8, L-head valves, 358 cubic inches

Transmission: 3-speed manual

Height: 85.5 inches

Wheelbase: 136 inches

Width: 69.5 inches

Overall length: 217 inches

Horsepower: 81

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