Hoof Products "Fleetwind 60" Engine, 1946

Summary

Tether cars, gas-powered model race cars, were popular in the 1930s and 1940s. They were raced individually while tethered to a central pivot, or against each other on a scaled-down board track. Hoof Products Company of Chicago, Illinois, produced this "Fleetwood 60" engine for model cars, airplanes and boats. "60" refers to its displacement of .603 cubic inches.

Tether cars, gas-powered model race cars, were popular in the 1930s and 1940s. They were raced individually while tethered to a central pivot, or against each other on a scaled-down board track. Hoof Products Company of Chicago, Illinois, produced this "Fleetwood 60" engine for model cars, airplanes and boats. "60" refers to its displacement of .603 cubic inches.

Artifact

Engine (Power producing equipment)

Date Made

1946

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2013.47.44

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Eric Zausner and the E-Z Spindizzy Foundation.

Material

Aluminum (Metal)
Steel (Alloy)
Cardboard

Color

Brown
Yellow
Silver (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 in  (engine)

Width: 2.5 in  (engine)

Length: 5.375 in  (engine)

Height: 2.625 in  (box)

Width: 6.375 in  (box)

Length: 5.5 in  (box)

Inscriptions

Box lid: CLASS C .60 CUBIC INCH DISPLACEMENT | HOOF | FOR PLANES, CARS, BOATS | Fleetwind | CLASS C | MODEL GASOLINE ENGINE Box side: DEALERS: Use this FLEETWIND package as an attractive counter display following these directions: | 1. Open package and fold side wings down flat against inside of packaging tucking ends in between tray and side of package. | 2. Complete perforation on die-cut partial circiel on package top. | 3. Fold package forward along horizontal scoring and tuck leading edge down between bottom tray and back wall of package.

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