Sketch for the Cornell-Liberty Safety Car, 1956

Summary

Industrial designer Raymond Loewy produced a series of design drawings for the "Safety Car" built in 1957 by Cornell University and the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. The finished concept car incorporated more than 60 safety improvements from seat belts, to padded interior surfaces, to accordion-style folding doors.

Industrial designer Raymond Loewy produced a series of design drawings for the "Safety Car" built in 1957 by Cornell University and the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. The finished concept car incorporated more than 60 safety improvements from seat belts, to padded interior surfaces, to accordion-style folding doors.

Artifact

Design drawing

Date Made

circa 1956

Subject Date

circa 1956

Collection Title

Raymond Loewy Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2001.74.1.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Vellum (Paper)
Graphite (Mineral)

Technique

Drawing (Image-making)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 13.625 in

Width: 16.5 in  (irregular)

Inscriptions

signature lower right: Raymond Loewy

1957 Cornell-Liberty Safety Car

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