Coffeepot Used on Henry Ford's "Vagabonds" Camping Trips, circa 1921

Summary

Between 1916 and 1924, industrialists Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone, and naturalist John Burroughs, took several camping trips together. These self-named "Vagabonds" camped in a style appropriate to wealthy gentlemen. Numerous support staff drove and maintained the vehicles, set up camp, started fires, did the cooking, made the coffee, and took photographs.

Between 1916 and 1924, industrialists Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone, and naturalist John Burroughs, took several camping trips together. These self-named "Vagabonds" camped in a style appropriate to wealthy gentlemen. Numerous support staff drove and maintained the vehicles, set up camp, started fires, did the cooking, made the coffee, and took photographs.

Artifact

Coffeepot

Date Made

circa 1921

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.2.56.260

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Henry and Clara Ford.

Material

Copper (Metal)

Color

Copper (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 10.25 in

Width: 5.5 in

Length: 9.5 in

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