Ford V-8 Souvenir Pocket Knife from Century of Progress Exposition, 1934

Summary

Ford Motor Company produced this jackknife for the Ford Exposition at the Century of Progress 1934 Chicago World's Fair. This souvenir reminded the visitor of his time at the fair. It also advertised Ford's newest innovation, the V-8 engine. Ford introduced the V-8, the first compact and powerful engine affordable to the general auto buying public, in 1932.

Ford Motor Company produced this jackknife for the Ford Exposition at the Century of Progress 1934 Chicago World's Fair. This souvenir reminded the visitor of his time at the fair. It also advertised Ford's newest innovation, the V-8 engine. Ford introduced the V-8, the first compact and powerful engine affordable to the general auto buying public, in 1932.

Artifact

Pocket knife

Date Made

1934

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

85.127.171

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Estate of Stanley H. Cousineau.

Material

Metal
Plastic (Organic material)

Color

White (Color)
Blue

Dimensions

Length: 3.5 in

Inscriptions

FORD MOTOR COMPANY - FORD V8 LOGO

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