Most people think of Checker as an operator of taxicabs, but from 1922 through 1982 they also manufactured cabs. Checkers featured big back seats and trunks and rugged, durable construction. This Checker's basic design dates to 1956 and was substantially unchanged until production ceased in 1982.


  • Title: 1981 Checker Marathon Taxicab
  • Date Created: 1981
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Lansing, United States, New York, New York
  • Subject Keywords: Taxicab drivers, Automobiles, Sedans, Taxicabs
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=74813
  • Object Name: Taxicab
  • Object ID: 90.370.1
  • Image ID: THF90395
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Twilight Taxi Parts.

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