Tucker Corporaton Business Card, circa 1948

Summary

Preston Tucker took advantage of the postwar seller's market to launch his all-new Tucker 48 sedan for 1948. The company operated out of a war-surplus aircraft engine plant in Chicago, described by Tucker as the largest factory in the world at the time. Legal and financial problems brought an early end to the Tucker Corporation in 1950.

Preston Tucker took advantage of the postwar seller's market to launch his all-new Tucker 48 sedan for 1948. The company operated out of a war-surplus aircraft engine plant in Chicago, described by Tucker as the largest factory in the world at the time. Legal and financial problems brought an early end to the Tucker Corporation in 1950.

Artifact

Business card

Date Made

circa 1948

Subject Date

circa 1948

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

88.352.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of George Wind.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Inscriptions

on front: THE TUCKER '48 / "THE CAR YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR" on back, center: TUCKER Corporation on back, lower right corner: 7401 SOUTH CICERO AVENUE / CHICAGO 29. ILLINOIS

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