Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What a Character! - Johnnie Plug-Chek

The November 1945 issue of Popular Science provided this rare glimpse of the Disney-created cartoon character Johnnie Plug-Chek. This pint-sized mechanic appeared in the film The Right Spark Plug in the Right Place, commissioned by the Electric Auto-Lite Company and produced by the Disney Studios.

The Electric Auto-Lite Company has since evolved into Autolite. The company began in 1911 as a producer of buggy lamps. It started manufacturing spark plugs in the mid-1930s.