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J. H. Paine & Son Co. Marine Engine used on the Steamer "Goldenrod," circa 1890

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J. H. Paine & Son Co. Marine Engine used on the Steamer "Goldenrod," circa 1890

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Artifact

Marine engine

Date Made

circa 1890

Object ID

31.306.8

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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J. H. Paine & Son Co. Marine Engine used on the Steamer "Goldenrod," circa 1890

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Thomas Edison's Fort Myers Laboratory

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Thomas Edison's Fort Myers Laboratory

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Artifact

Laboratory

Date Made

1885

Summary

This well-equipped laboratory enabled Edison to carry on his investigations even as he seemed to seek a break from business and other matters. The first building to be completed in Greenfield Village, it had a second experimental life, offering seclusion to a select group of Ford Motor Company engineers tasked with developing the Ford V-8 engine in the early 1930s.

Object ID

28.998.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Thomas A. Edison.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Edison at Work District

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Thomas Edison's Fort Myers Laboratory

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1965 Goldenrod Land Speed Race Car

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1965 Goldenrod Land Speed Race Car

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Artifact

Racing car

Date Made

1965

Summary

In November 1965 this sleek car flashed across Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats to break the world speed record for wheel-driven (as opposed to jet or rocket powered) cars. One key to its success was its long, slim shape that minimized wind resistance. The other key was the clever engineering that packed four Chrysler "Hemi" engines and the machinery to drive all four wheels inside that slim shape. Goldenrod's record of 409.277 miles per hour stood until 1991. Builders Bob and Bill Summers were part of an automobile culture unique to Southern California. This culture spawned a "hot rod economy," made up of people who made their living building cars and equipment, promoting races, operating tracks, selling equipment and accessories, and writing about cars and events. Bob and Bill's success at Bonneville allowed them to become part of the hot rod economy by starting their own business building custom transmission and driveline parts. Engines: Four Chrysler "Hemi" V-8s, overhead valves, 426 cu. in., 600hp each

Object ID

2002.103.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

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1965 Goldenrod Land Speed Race Car

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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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