AMC Hornet Gas Cap, 1970-1977

Summary

Higher gas prices increased the popularity of locking gas caps, which prevented thieves from siphoning gas out of fuel tanks with hoses.

Higher gas prices increased the popularity of locking gas caps, which prevented thieves from siphoning gas out of fuel tanks with hoses.

Artifact

Cap (Closure)

Date Made

1970-1977

Creators

American Motors Corporation 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Southfield 

Creator Notes

Made for American Motors Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

2011.8.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Plastic (Organic material)
Plate (Material)

Color

Black (Color)
Silver (Color)
Red
Blue

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.5 in  (of cap)

Depth: 2.5 in  (of cap)

Inscriptions

On cap front: AMERICAN / MOTORS On cap reverse: PRESSURE / VACUUM Stamped on key: MADE IN U.S.A. / GAS / WL533

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