Cox Thimble-Drome Racer Accessory Kit for Gas-Powered Tether Cars, 1946-1948

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. This accessory kit, from the L.M. Cox Manufacturing Company, includes glow fuel (a blend of methanol and oil), a filler hose, battery wire and a tether cable, along with other fittings.

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. This accessory kit, from the L.M. Cox Manufacturing Company, includes glow fuel (a blend of methanol and oil), a filler hose, battery wire and a tether cable, along with other fittings.

Artifact

Kit (Set)

Date Made

1946-1948

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2013.47.154

Credit

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

Material

Cardboard
Rubber (Material)
Stainless steel
Plastic (Organic material)

Dimensions

Height: 6.25 in  (packaging)

Width: 1.5 in  (packaging)

Length: 3 in  (packaging)

Inscriptions

product package: Thimble-Drome / RACER ACCESSORY KIT / EVERYTHING TO OPERATE YOUR RACER EXCEPT BATTERY / CATALOG NO. 960 / L. M. COX MFG. CO., INC. / SANTA ANA, CALIF. [ . . . ]

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