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Ford model T Tourer car, Reg. No. PP7963, Engine No. 1,122,607
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Ford model T Tourer car, Reg. No. PP7963, Engine No. 1,122,607
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Road Transport
Date
1916
Location
Detroit
Description
Ford model T Tourer car, Reg. No. PP7963, Engine No. 1,122,607, by Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Wayne county, Michigan, United States, 1916
Ford Model T motor car, 1916. This car, with a four-seat tourer body, was made by the Ford Motor Company in Detroit. Using mass production techniques, it was made affordable for a far greater number of people than ever before, and it made the motor car an every day item rather that the preserve of the relatively wealthy. Introduced by Henry Ford (1863-1947) in 1908 it was first made in a variety of colours at Ford's Piquette Avenue factory in Detroit factory. In 1910 production was moved to a new factory at Highland Park outside the city, where production lines were introduced.
In 1913 the production lines were motorised, and with these moving lines the Model T was produced in such quantities that in 1915, a tourer cost half the price it had been when first introduced in 1908. The new production methods were so speedy that only one paint, japan black enamel, would dry fast enough to prevent problems with car assembly, hence the remark attributed to Ford that "Customers can have any color they want so long as it is black".
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Science Museum, Making the Modern World Gallery
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