This Day in Patent History - On January 13, 1942, Henry Ford patented a Soybean car (a plastic car), which is 30% lighter than a regular car

On January 13,  1942, Henry Ford patented a Soybean car (a plastic car), which is 30% lighter than a regular car.

Henry Ford came up with a unique tubular steel framework which he could bolt his plastic panels on. It is believed the plastic was made from Soybean, so that car was also called Soybean car.

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The plastic Ford never made it into production as World War 2 started.

PatentYogi_On January 13, 1942, Henry Ford patented a Soybean car (a plastic car), which is 30% lighter than a regular car

 

Patent Information
Publication number: US2269452 A
Patent Title: Automobile chassis construction
Publication type: Grant
Publication date: Jan 13, 1942
Filing date: Jul 27, 1940
Priority date: Jul 27, 1940
Inventors: Gregorie Eugene T, Henry Ford
Original Assignee: Ford Motor Co

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