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1928 Ford Model A Touring Car, Owned by Thomas Edison

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1928 Ford Model A Touring Car, Owned by Thomas Edison

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Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1928

Summary

When Henry Ford introduced the Model A, his first all-new car in 19 years, he gave the first example to his close friend and mentor, inventor Thomas Edison. At Edison's request, the car was rebuilt with an open touring-style body, and Ford made further updates over the years. Edison used this Model A until his death in 1931.

Object ID

43.30.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mina Miller Edison.

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Model A Ford Museum (Hickory Corners, MI)

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1928 Ford Model A Touring Car, Owned by Thomas Edison

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What is The Henry Ford?

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Coverlet Woven by William Ney, 1860-1880

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Coverlet Woven by William Ney, 1860-1880

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Artifact

Coverlet

Date Made

1860-1880

Object ID

2007.72.86

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Fred & Margaret Brusher Family

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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Coverlet Woven by William Ney, 1860-1880

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What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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Weight Watchers "Sweet'ner" Jar, circa 1972

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Weight Watchers "Sweet'ner" Jar, circa 1972

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Artifact

Jar

Date Made

circa 1972

Summary

Jean Nidetch, a 40-year-old homemaker who struggled with dieting, founded Weight Watchers in 1963. The program she devised brought dieters together to share stories of their weight loss struggles and highlight successful eating strategies. By the early 1970s, the consumption of sugar was generally not permitted. Weight Watchers instead promoted artificial sweeteners, even introducing this branded product around 1972.

Object ID

2017.81.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Weight Watchers "Sweet'ner" Jar, circa 1972

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

VIEW CALENDAR

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