Credit Card


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Charge Card

Airlines issued company charge cards to their employees—predecessors to today’s credit cards.

Gift of Herbert Ford

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Inventory Number


Physical Description

Plastic encased paper card with metal plate on back, Herbert D Ford, American Airlines


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 5.7 x 8.9cm (2 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum