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Activating The Henry Ford Archive of Innovation

On Display at Maker Faire Detroit 2019

July 23, 2019 Think THF

At Maker Faire Detroit 2019 this weekend we’re celebrating a decade of makers, entrepreneurs, and innovators. While making your way both inside and out of Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation enjoying the ultimate celebration of geek culture, make sure to be on the lookout for a collection of artifacts from the collections of The Henry Ford that complement the maker spirit. 

Much like the fascinating diversity of makers you will encounter across the faire, the selection of artifacts, many not often seen on display, let alone actually operating, also represent a quite an array of ingenuity. They run the gambit from delicate artistry to powerful brawn. These artifacts will be out of storage for a limited this weekend - get your tickets now to see them for yourself.

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Violano Virtuoso, 1925 

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Mechanical Singing Bird, 1890-1910 

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Mutoscope, 1900-1905 

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“Electric Traveling Crane” Arcade Game, circa 1933  

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1922 Detroit Electric Coupe 

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Replica of 1896 Ford Quadricycle 

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Port Huron Steam Traction Engine

Jim Johnson is Director of Greenfield Village and Curator of Historic Structures & Landscapes at The Henry Ford.

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