"Gilkie Camp Trailer-- Your Vacation Home," circa 1932

Summary

The Gilkie trailer, according to this promotional brochure, freed travelers from their worries. Families could travel -- and stop -- wherever they pleased without fretting about the quality or availability of hotels. The trailer's compact folded design made for easy driving, too. Its low profile reduced wind resistance and didn't block the rear window.

The Gilkie trailer, according to this promotional brochure, freed travelers from their worries. Families could travel -- and stop -- wherever they pleased without fretting about the quality or availability of hotels. The trailer's compact folded design made for easy driving, too. Its low profile reduced wind resistance and didn't block the rear window.

Artifact

Trade catalog

Date Made

circa 1932

Subject Date

circa 1932

Collection Title

Trade Catalog Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2011.363.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 6.25 in  (Folded)

Width: 3.25 in  (Folded)

Height: 1.75 in  (Unfolded)

Width: 6.25 in  (Unfolded)

Gilkie Tent Trailer, circa 1927

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