Korn "Indianapolis 29" Gas-Powered Racing Tether Car, 1948

Summary

Tether cars, gasoline-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. This model of an Indianapolis-style car was built by B.B. (Barney) Korn. It used a .29-cubic inch engine. While Korn's models weren't particularly fast, they showed exceptional craftsmanship.

Tether cars, gasoline-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. This model of an Indianapolis-style car was built by B.B. (Barney) Korn. It used a .29-cubic inch engine. While Korn's models weren't particularly fast, they showed exceptional craftsmanship.

Artifact

Model car

Date Made

1948

Creators

Korn, B.B. (Barney) 

B.B. Korn Specialty Manufacturing Company 

Place of Creation

United States, California, Los Angeles 

Creator Notes

Manufactured by B.B. (Barney) Korn and the B.B. Korn Specialty Manufacturing Co. in Los Angeles, California.

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

2013.47.83

Credit

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

Material

Aluminum (Metal)
Balsa (Wood)
Paint (Coating)
Plastic
Rubber (Material)
Suede

Color

Red
Gold (Color)
Silver (Color)
Black (Color)
Blue

Dimensions

Height: 5 in

Width: 6.5 in

Length: 12 in

Weight: 2.125 lb

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