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June 1, 2014

Early Advertisements of Ford Motor Company from the 1900s

Ford Motor Company is one of the greatest automobile manufacturers of all time. They started under Henry Ford in Detroit, Michigan.

Ford had a skill for craftsmanship when he built an experimental car in 1896. It was a twin cylinder engine with potential of 20 mph.

In 1899 he left his job in order to organize the Detroit Automobile Company. Ford’s first production was in 1903, the Model A, with an under the floor engine selling for $850. In the first season it sold 1,708 cars.

The FORDMOBILE, with detachable tonneau, 1903

Thereafter, Ford became increasing interested in speed. He built an experimental racing machine called the 999, which reached 91.4 mph in 1904.

The ford "999", the fastest machine in the world, 1904

He also produced the Model C the same year only later introducing the Model B for $2000.

Don't experiment - Just buy a FORD, 1905

Ford cars: The Stars of the show, 1905

These models were improved in 1905 with the Model K that sold for $2500. In 1906 Ford introduced the Model N for $500 destroying Oldsmobile’s business, while only leading to the introduction of the famous Model T in 1909.

Ford model T (Tin Lizzie), 1909

The Model T, or Tin Lizzie, became extremely popular for the next 18 years due to its price of $850, fuel consumption, engine size, and speed in the 40-mph range. More than 15 million cars were made under Ford between 1908 and 1927. It became the all-American automobile.

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3 comments:

  1. Definitely San Francisco.

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  2. Photo number 14 is a canadian figure skater Ann Jonston/ who was 9th at the women's competition. Photo number 10, I think, is an American figure skater Cathy Machado.

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  3. Sorry, photo number 11 is Ann Jonston.

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