For sale is a vintage STANDARD MOTOR IGNITION PARTS BOX, from the makers of the Blue Streak Parts. Box is in great condition and includes the iconic Standard logo. A nice accent to a vintage tools collection.
Standard Motor Products was founded in Manhattan in 1919 as a partnership between Elias Fife, a Jewish immigrant from Lithuania, and Ralph Van Allen. Originally the company specialized in ignition and electrical parts. In 1920 Van Allen opened a Standard Motor Products branch in Seattle. In 1921 the company moved to the Long Island City section of Queens. The Blue Streak line of premium impact parts was introduced in the 1930s. Standard Motor Products became a publicly owned company in 1960. This box is believed to date to the 1960s or 1970s.