Edsel B. Ford Reliability Tour Trophy, 1925-1931

Summary

From 1925 to 1931, Ford Motor Company sponsored annual tours to promote reliability and safety in commercial aircraft. The tours tested airplanes' abilities to maintain regular speeds and schedules. This trophy, crafted by the Gorham Manufacturing Company, is engraved with names of participants in the first tour. Images on it depict the history of aviation, and transportation in general, to that point.

From 1925 to 1931, Ford Motor Company sponsored annual tours to promote reliability and safety in commercial aircraft. The tours tested airplanes' abilities to maintain regular speeds and schedules. This trophy, crafted by the Gorham Manufacturing Company, is engraved with names of participants in the first tour. Images on it depict the history of aviation, and transportation in general, to that point.

Artifact

Trophy (Object)

Date Made

1925

Subject Date

1925-1931

Heroes Of The Sky
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Heroes of the Sky

Object ID

2000.0.9.9

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Sterling silver
Marble (Rock)

Dimensions

Height: 35.5 in

Width: 20.25 in

Inscriptions

Edsel B. Ford Trophy. This trophy is offered to encourage the upbuilding of commercial aviation as a medium of transportation. Contestants' names and information are inscribed around the base.

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