"Ford Charcoal Briquets in Tobacco Curing," 1939

Summary

Ford Motor Company's charcoal briquettes were good for more than just backyard cookouts. This brochure promoted their use to aid in the proper curing of tobacco. The briquettes, according to the text, produced a dry, even heat that removed moisture from tobacco leaves slowly and steadily. With Ford briquettes, farmers could "make their own weather" and ensure a perfect crop.

Ford Motor Company's charcoal briquettes were good for more than just backyard cookouts. This brochure promoted their use to aid in the proper curing of tobacco. The briquettes, according to the text, produced a dry, even heat that removed moisture from tobacco leaves slowly and steadily. With Ford briquettes, farmers could "make their own weather" and ensure a perfect crop.

Artifact

Brochure

Date Made

1939

Collection Title

Archives Vertical File 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2016.0.34.1

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 7.875 in

Width: 4.75 in

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