Patent Drawing of the innovative yet ill-fated Tucker “Torpedo,” 6/14/1949.
Patent of the Month: Tucker “Torpedo”
During World War II, the South Side of Chicago was home to one of the largest war plants in the country, used by Dodge-Chrysler to build bomber plane engines. After the war, Preston Tucker leased two of the buildings to build his “Torpedo” car. This site is now the home of the National Archives at Chicago!
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Image: Tucker “Torpedo” Patent Drawing, 06/14/1949. National Archives Identifier 594674
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This 1965 Corvette Stingray was a gift to LBJ’s daughter Luci on her 18th birthday. Unlike most cars manufactured in the sixties, it was equipped with seat belts.
On September 9, 1966, LBJ signed legislation setting new standards for vehicle safety, which included equipping all cars with seat belts beginning in 1968.
-from the LBJ Library