Advertising Card for Fruehauf Used Trailers, Available from Factory Branches, Chicago, Illinois, 1931-1941

Summary

Founded in Detroit in 1918, the Fruehauf Trailer Company built and sold fifth-wheel semi-trailers that became the prototype for the big freight-hauling trailers seen on American highways today. At its peak, Fruehauf had 16 plants and more than 80 distributors, and manufactured trailers for civilian and military uses. The company ceased independent operations in 1997.

Founded in Detroit in 1918, the Fruehauf Trailer Company built and sold fifth-wheel semi-trailers that became the prototype for the big freight-hauling trailers seen on American highways today. At its peak, Fruehauf had 16 plants and more than 80 distributors, and manufactured trailers for civilian and military uses. The company ceased independent operations in 1997.

Artifact

Advertising card

Date Made

1931-1941

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

98.1.1828.8

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored
Orange (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 4.875 in

Width: 11.25 in

Inscriptions

Text in part: "RIGHT NOW! MORE THAN 400 R.T.R. USED TRAILER BUYS AT YOUR FRUEHAUF FACTORY BRANCH! / ALL MAKES - ALL MODELS - ALL LENGTHS - ALL YEARS / ALL PRICED RIGHT TO SELL FAST! / TRADE-INS ACCEPTED - PURCHASES FINANCED ON EASY TERMS - AT LOW INTEREST RATES! / "Ready-To-Roll"

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