Owl Night Lunch Wagon Used by Henry Ford, circa 1890


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The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford's Owl Night Lunch wagon is thought to be the last remaining horse-drawn lunch wagon in America. It served food to nighttime workers in downtown Detroit, and attracted such diverse clientele as reporters, politicians, policemen, factory workers, and supposedly even underworld characters! Among its customers was Henry Ford, a young engineer working at Edison Illuminating Company during the 1890s.

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  • Title: Owl Night Lunch Wagon Used by Henry Ford, circa 1890
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1885/1895
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Detroit
  • Subject Keywords: Colquhoun, John M., Ford, Henry, 1863-1947, Edison Illuminating Company of Detroit, Eating & drinking, Diners (Restaurants), Lunch wagons, Horse-drawn vehicles, Wagons (Cargo vehicles)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=10231
  • Object Name: Lunch wagon
  • Object ID: 27.291.1
  • Image ID: THF88956
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.


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