Miniature Plow Created from Rifle, Presented to Henry Ford, 1917

Summary

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. This plaque created by a hardware store owner from Cleveland, Ohio, eloquently sounds a call for peace during the World War I era with the inscription on his plow created from a gun, "Change the Weapon for the Plow."

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. This plaque created by a hardware store owner from Cleveland, Ohio, eloquently sounds a call for peace during the World War I era with the inscription on his plow created from a gun, "Change the Weapon for the Plow."

Artifact

Presentation piece

Date Made

1917

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

17.1.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Albert Krehlik.

Material

Alloy steel
Brass (Alloy)

Dimensions

Height: 7 in

Width: 7.75 in

Length: 25.5 in

Inscriptions

plaque: Change the Weapons for the Plow Presented to Henry Ford of Detroit Mich. by Albert Krehlik of Cleveland, O. A.D. 1917

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