"Let's Have a Picnic... with Ford Charcoal Briquets and Charcoal Grills," circa 1940

Summary

Ford Motor Company manufactured charcoal briquettes from wood wastes generated by its lumber operations in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. To help promote the briquettes, Ford also sold charcoal grills through its auto dealerships and employee commissaries, as well as traditional hardware and sporting goods stores. Charcoal provided picnickers with a quick-burning fuel that eliminated the work of gathering and lighting firewood.

Ford Motor Company manufactured charcoal briquettes from wood wastes generated by its lumber operations in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. To help promote the briquettes, Ford also sold charcoal grills through its auto dealerships and employee commissaries, as well as traditional hardware and sporting goods stores. Charcoal provided picnickers with a quick-burning fuel that eliminated the work of gathering and lighting firewood.

Artifact

Brochure

Date Made

circa 1940

Collection Title

Archives Vertical File 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2016.0.34.4

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.75 in  (11" when unfolded)

Width: 8.5 in

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