Ford renews search for the punch bowl won in the race that helped kickstart the company – Daniel Strohl Hemmings

As those of you who are kind enough to reads this blog will know I’m an early Ford history buff, so of course this article from Daniel Strohl as Hemmings was right in my wheelhouse!

The punch bowl that formed the winning prize in the famous Detroit Driving Club hosted race won by Henry Ford  in 1901 has been missing since around 1951 after the death of Clara Ford in 1950 when it sold for $70.

Henry Ford (4) about to pass Alexander Winton in the famous 1901 race. Photo courtesy Smithsonian.

Read the article here


Henry Ford Random Patents #5 Motor-carriage. US 686046 A

On the 12th September 1899 Henry filed a patent for a Motor-carriage which was finally published in November 1901 as US 686046 A

The full details of the patent can be found here

Henry Ford Random Patents #5 Motor Carriage

Henry Ford Random Patents #5 Motor Carriage