Brochure, "Ford Charcoal Briquets, Fuel of a Hundred Uses," 1935-1941

Summary

Ford Motor Company sawmills created heaps of wood wastes. Some was used to produce steam for factory operations. The rest was carbonized and compressed into charcoal. Workers mixed charred hardwood chips with starch, forming nearly 100 tons of charcoal briquettes each day. This 1930s brochure provided a list of the many uses for this Ford byproduct.

Ford Motor Company sawmills created heaps of wood wastes. Some was used to produce steam for factory operations. The rest was carbonized and compressed into charcoal. Workers mixed charred hardwood chips with starch, forming nearly 100 tons of charcoal briquettes each day. This 1930s brochure provided a list of the many uses for this Ford byproduct.

Artifact

Brochure

Subject Date

1935-1941

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.554.13

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 5.875 in

Width: 3.375 in

Inscriptions

Text on front cover: Ford / CHARCOAL BRIQUETS / FUEL OF A / HUNDRED USES ...

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