Fruehauf Trailer Co. Advertising Card, "Stake and Rack," 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

98.1.1828.11

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard
Plastic

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 7.25 in

Width: 10.125 in

Inscriptions

Text on front: Stake and Rack -- a general purpose body, offering utility, convenience and light weight at minimum cost.

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