Receipt Showing Purchase of Bicycle Chain for Henry Ford's Quadricycle, May 28, 1896

Summary

Clara Ford saved this 1896 receipt. The purchase included 10 feet of bicycle chain -- possibly the chain Henry used in the drivetrain of his Quadricycle.

Clara Ford saved this 1896 receipt. The purchase included 10 feet of bicycle chain -- possibly the chain Henry used in the drivetrain of his Quadricycle.

Artifact

Receipt (Financial record)

Date Made

28 May 1896

Subject Date

28 May 1896

Creators

Indianapolis Chain and Stamping Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Indiana, Indianapolis 

Creator Notes

Letterhead receipt from the Indianapolis Chain and Stamping Co., Indianapolis, Indiana

Collection Title

Fair Lane Papers Subgroup 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.1.21

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Handwriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 6.188 in

Width: 8.313 in

Inscriptions

printed at top of letterhead receipt: [missing] apolis, Ind. / Bought of INDIANAPOLIS CHAIN AND STAMPING CO. / MAKERS OF DIAMOND BICYCLE CHAINS / GEORIGA ST., SENATE AND KENTUCKY AVENUES handwritten in ink: 5-28-1896 / Henry Ford [E]sq. / Detroit, Mich. handwritten lower down: 1-1/2 x 120 Bright / 6-1/2 Bolts & Nuts / 10 ft @ 25c ft = 2.50 / [plus other illegible writing] (Total) 2.85

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