Chef Broiling Steak and Hot Dogs over Ford Charcoal Briquets, 1938

Summary

Ford Motor Company promoted its charcoal briquettes to commercial restaurateurs as well as backyard barbeque chefs. The briquettes, made from wood wastes generated by Ford's sawmill operations, produced a steady and even heat ideal for broiling meats. Ford boasted that the hardwood used in its charcoal gave a special aroma and flavor to any foods cooked over it.

Ford Motor Company promoted its charcoal briquettes to commercial restaurateurs as well as backyard barbeque chefs. The briquettes, made from wood wastes generated by Ford's sawmill operations, produced a steady and even heat ideal for broiling meats. Ford boasted that the hardwood used in its charcoal gave a special aroma and flavor to any foods cooked over it.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

07 January 1935

Subject Date

7 January 1935

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.61496

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.75 in

Width: 10.75 in

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