Zenith Radio Wincharger, 1935-1937

Summary

Radio connected Americans to the larger world in many ways. However, most rural Americans were not on the limited power grid of the 1930s so could not use radios. Portable wind generators, like this Wincharger, were developed to power radios, continuing a long tradition of local power production on farms--by horse, steam and wind power.

Radio connected Americans to the larger world in many ways. However, most rural Americans were not on the limited power grid of the 1930s so could not use radios. Portable wind generators, like this Wincharger, were developed to power radios, continuing a long tradition of local power production on farms--by horse, steam and wind power.

Artifact

Wind turbine

Date Made

1935-1937

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

37.31.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Wincharger Corporation

Material

Metal
Wood (Plant material)

Dimensions

Height: 70 in

Width: 22.5 in

Length: 59 in

Inscriptions

ZENITH RADIO WINCHARGER

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