Slot Car Speed Control, 1964-1968

Summary

Slot car racing was a popular hobby by the early 1960s. Each car was powered by a small electric motor that drew current running through thin metal rails in the track. Controllers, in the form of plungers, pistol grips or steering wheels, allowed the driver to change the car's speed by varying the current with a resistor.

Slot car racing was a popular hobby by the early 1960s. Each car was powered by a small electric motor that drew current running through thin metal rails in the track. Controllers, in the form of plungers, pistol grips or steering wheels, allowed the driver to change the car's speed by varying the current with a resistor.

Artifact

Toy (Recreational artifact)

Date Made

1964-1968

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

90.365.109

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Steven K. Hamp

Material

Plastic
Wire
Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Tan (Color)
Silver (Color)
Blue
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 1.25 in

Width: 2 in

Length: 5 in

Inscriptions

top of box: Aurora / Model Motoring / in HO Scale / U.S. and Foreign Patents Applied for / Made in U.S.A / Litho, in U.S.A. / Racing Speed Control / (C) 1964 / Aurora Plastics Corp. / West Hempstead, L.I., N.Y. on side of box: Aurora Model Motoring / Racing Speed Control / No 1347 - 2.49

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