Glidden Trophy Badge, circa 1905-1913

Summary

This pin depicts the Glidden Tour trophy. In 1905, Charles J. Glidden donated a trophy for the automobile touring event organized by The Automobile Association of America (AAA) a few years earlier. The event focused attention on American automobiles and roads. Winners were judged on vehicle endurance and reliability. The last Glidden Tour event was held in 1913.

This pin depicts the Glidden Tour trophy. In 1905, Charles J. Glidden donated a trophy for the automobile touring event organized by The Automobile Association of America (AAA) a few years earlier. The event focused attention on American automobiles and roads. Winners were judged on vehicle endurance and reliability. The last Glidden Tour event was held in 1913.

Artifact

Badge

Date Made

1895-1913

Creators

Unknown

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

86.178.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brass (Alloy)

Technique

Stamping (Forming)

Dimensions

Height: 2.813 in

Width: 1.062 in

Thickness: 0.062 in

Inscriptions

Embossed on lower: GLIDDEN TROPHY Embossed around globe: PACIFIC / OCEAN / UNITED / STATES / BRAZIL / ATLANTIC / OCEAN Stamped on reverse: TA / B ? (2 illegible characters)

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