Box of Ten Champion Spark Plugs, Type V, 1935-1955

Summary

Tether cars, powered by gas-fueled model airplane engines, peaked in popularity during the 1930s and 1940s. Some full-size automotive suppliers got in on the small-scale craze. Champion Spark Plugs produced Type V plugs specially sized for use in two-stroke model gas engines.

Tether cars, powered by gas-fueled model airplane engines, peaked in popularity during the 1930s and 1940s. Some full-size automotive suppliers got in on the small-scale craze. Champion Spark Plugs produced Type V plugs specially sized for use in two-stroke model gas engines.

Artifact

Spark plug

Date Made

1935-1955

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2013.47.120

Credit

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

Material

Cardboard
Ceramic (Material)
Iron alloy

Dimensions

Height: 3.625 in

Width: 1.75 in

Length: 1.5 in

Inscriptions

product package: CHAMPION SPARK PLUGS / EXTRA RANGE CHAMPION SPARK PLUGS / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / MADE IN U.S.A. / CHAMPION SPARK PLUGS FOR MODEL GAS ENGINES / TYPE V / 3/8"-24 THREADS / 100,000,000 CHAMPION SPARK PLUGS IN DAILY SERVICE / SILLIMANITE INSULATORS / One of the Exclusive Features that make CHAMPION the better Spark Plug

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