Cool Find | Body by Fisher | SoapBox Derby Helmet

SoapBox Derby Helmet circa 1930's

This was one of our coolest finds ever! A vintage Chevrolet soapbox derby Helmet circa 1930’s. This was our first time encountering a metal one.  The General Motors “Body by Fisher” advertising campaigns were legendary and brought many artists to the attention of the American public.

In 1904 and 1905, the two Fisher brothers, Fred and Charles, came to Detroit where their uncle Albert Fisher had established Standard Wagon Works during the latter part of the 1880s.  In 1908 the two brothers were able to start the Fisher Body Company, with some help from their uncle.  Prior to forming the company, Fred Fisher had built the body of the Cadillac Osceola at the C. R. Wilson Company. Starting in 1910, Fisher became the supplier of all closed bodies for Cadillac, and also built for Buick.

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