Ford Souvenir Salt & Pepper Set From Texas Centennial Exposition, 1936

Summary

Scientists at Ford's Soybean Laboratory developed a variety of plastic products made from soybean solids left when the oil was extracted, including gear shift knobs. These soybean gear shift knobs were converted into a set of souvenir salt and pepper shakers for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition.

Scientists at Ford's Soybean Laboratory developed a variety of plastic products made from soybean solids left when the oil was extracted, including gear shift knobs. These soybean gear shift knobs were converted into a set of souvenir salt and pepper shakers for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition.

Artifact

Salt and pepper set

Date Made

1936

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Soybean Lab Agricultural Gallery

Object ID

99.115.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Arthur and Eileen Lamminen

Material

Soybean plastic
Plastic (Organic material)
Metal

Dimensions

Height: 2 in

Diameter: 1.5 in

Inscriptions

FORD/1836-1936/DALLAS

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