Racing Box to Hold Model Race Cars, Spare Parts and Tools, Used by Rose Allen, circa 1945

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. The hobby appealed to young men and young women alike. Rose Allen used this racing box, packed with spare parts and tools, as she competed throughout northern California.

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. The hobby appealed to young men and young women alike. Rose Allen used this racing box, packed with spare parts and tools, as she competed throughout northern California.

Artifact

Toolbox

Date Made

circa 1945

Creators

Allen, Rose 

Place of Creation

United States, California 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2013.47.90

Credit

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

Material

Acrylic (Plastic)
Iron alloy
Linoleum
Paper (Fiber product)
Steel (Alloy)
Wire
Wood (Plant material)

Dimensions

Height: 15 in

Length: 10 in

Width: 24 in

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