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  1933 World's Fair Ford Motor Company Safety Glass Exhibit Baseball
 
1933 World's Fair Ford Motor Company Safety Glass Exhibit Baseball
1933 Ford Motor Company Safety Glass Exhibit Baseball
Item Details
  • CIRCA - 1933-1934
  • MANUFACTURER - Produced by the Ford Motor Car Company
  • SIZE -  9 inches - 5 ounces
  • PRICE GUIDE - $15,000.
    Signed by Henry Ford
    Unsigned - $750.-$1,500. VG-EX
    Because of the lack of a sales history the value is a rough estimate based on rarity and history. The value will be adjusted when the information becomes available.

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NOTES:
 
   A Century of Progress International Exposition World's Fair was hosted in Chicago to celebrate the city's centennial. The 1903-1933 Ford Safety Glass Exhibit baseballs were produced by the Ford Motor company for use in an exhibition sponsored by the Safety Glass Manufactures Association, at the 1933-1934 World's fair. The free exhibit held in the Travel and Transportation building, invited visitors to "throw a baseballs at a target of glass"

 One side of the baseball features the "1903 Ford 1933 Safety Glass Exhibit" logo, and the opposite panel has the V8 logo promoting the V8 engine that Ford introduced the year before in 1932. The baseballs were also used by Henry Ford to autograph for boys at the Ford Trade School in New York on Dec. 16. 1933. Two of these known Henry Ford signed baseball have surfaced with one hitting the market and selling in auction for $15,000. With no sales history for an unsigned baseball a value could only be loosely estimated.

 "One of the Biggest Thrills of the fair" was the Safety Glass exhibit in the Travel and Transportation building, that housed the Automobile Theatre. Safety Glass was demonstrated by a screen-enclosed tunnel through witch visitors were invited to throw baseballs at glass panels. The ordinary glass would "Shatter and Scatter," while the ball would "actually Bounce Back from a piece of Safety Glass." Everyone that threw a ball at the exhibit received a FREE Good Luck coin that reads "Safety Glass Sharpshooter" and shows a baseball hitting the Safety Glass.

 
 
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Ford Safety Glass Exhibit Baseball V-8 panel Safety Glass Exhibit Guide Book ad 1933 World's Fair Safety Glass Lucky Coin
 Ford Safety Glass Exhibit Baseball V-8 panel 1933 World's Fair Safety Glass Exhibit Guide Book ad 1933 World's Fair Safety Glass
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Henry Ford Single Signed Ford Safety Glass Exhibit Baseball Henry Ford signing baseballs at the Ford Trade School in New York
Henry Ford Single Signed Ford Safety Glass Exhibit Baseball Henry Ford signing baseballs at the
 Ford Trade School in New York

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