Tool Chest Used by B.B. Korn, 1939-1950

Summary

Tether cars, gas-powered model race cars, were popular in the 1930s and 1940s. Barney Korn was among the most skilled builders. While Korn's models weren't particularly fast, they were exceptionally detailed. Korn even built model cars, boats and airplanes for Hollywood movies. Korn used these tools and molds to create some of his tether cars.

Tether cars, gas-powered model race cars, were popular in the 1930s and 1940s. Barney Korn was among the most skilled builders. While Korn's models weren't particularly fast, they were exceptionally detailed. Korn even built model cars, boats and airplanes for Hollywood movies. Korn used these tools and molds to create some of his tether cars.

Artifact

Toolbox

Date Made

1939-1950

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2013.47.171

Credit

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

Material

Felt (Textile)
Leather
Steel (Alloy)
Wood (Plant material)

Dimensions

Height: 14 in

Width: 11 in

Length: 28 in

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