Car with a Broken Windshield, 1931

Summary

An early safety feature adopted by car manufacturers was laminated safety glass. Introduced in the late 1920s, laminated safety glass kept glass shards in place after impact. This 1931 photograph shows the shattered laminated windshield of a Ford Model A.

An early safety feature adopted by car manufacturers was laminated safety glass. Introduced in the late 1920s, laminated safety glass kept glass shards in place after impact. This 1931 photograph shows the shattered laminated windshield of a Ford Model A.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

12 May 1931

Subject Date

12 May 1931

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.56223

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.063 in

Width: 11.25 in

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