Close look at 1910s 20hp Ford Model T, its ignition & light systems Price $850 FOB Detroit, MI
Close look 1910s 20hp Ford Model T, its ignition wheels and light systems.
Price $850, F.O.B., Detroit, Mich. (1908) - Sunnyvale CA centennial event
The early Model Ts actually did come in a variety of colors, but beginning
in 1914 and for the next eleven years, the Model T would be sold in only
one color: black. The main reason for this was the black enamel used dried
more quickly than other paints and therefore sped up production. Consumers
were not offered a choice of colors again until 1926, due in part to
It has never been proven that Henry Ford ever said, "You can paint it any
color...," but the phrase has survived for 3/4 of a century and does
indicate something about America's beloved Model T: its "steadfastness,"
its enduring and endearing "sameness." The first production Model T Ford
was assembled at the Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit on October 1, 1908.
Over the next 19 years, Ford would build 15,000,000 automobiles with the
Model "T" engine, the longest run of any single model apart from the
Volkswagen Beetle. From 1908-1927, the Model T would endure with little
change in its design. Henry Ford had succeeded in his quest to build a car
for the masses.
Ford Model T - 100 Years Later
Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo.
This has only been 102 years ago?Amazing!!
The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago. What a difference a century
Here are some U. S. statistics for the Year 1910:
The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist
$2,500 per year,
a veterinarian Between $1,500 and $4,000 per year,
and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.
Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were
condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard.'
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their
country for any reason.
The Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars.
The population of Las Vegas , Nevada was only 30!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percent of all
Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the
local corner drugstores.
Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy
to the mind,
Regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !
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Legend of Buick - Part 1 (1998)
Here's a great video produced in 1998 by General Motors Communications
Support Group for Buick Communications. Written and directed by
author/biographer Lawrence R. Gustin (one of the very few writers active
today who extensively interviewed people close to the founder of General
Motors, William Durant, and who also has a very rich background in
researching and presenting Buick history), this video presents a detailed
walk through the history of Buick from its early roots with David Dunbar
Buick, all the way through to the late 90s. Narrated by Bill Harris, you'll
enjoy a wide collection of Buick memorabilia including photos, newspaper
articles, and film clips. (Video is presented in two parts.)
2009 05 10 1911 STODDARD DAYTON SPEED CAR ROAD TEST
GREGC TOOK ME ALONG ON A ROAD TEST. iGNORE THE WIND NOISE. MUCH WORK
REMAINS TO BE DONE. PARTS MADE, LINKAGES ADJUSTED, ETC. THE RIDE WAS A
THE CAR HAD BEEN DISPLAYED IN WINCHESTER, VA ON THE DAY BEFORE. GREAT FUN
1911 Delaunay Belleville HB4
1911 Delaunay Belleville HB4.
Chassis number: 3783
Registration number KS594
Just one hundred of these magnificent cars were built during the years 1911
to 1912 & only three are known to survive. This particular model in number
10 out of the first batch of 25 produced. The other known chassis are 3953
and 4302. This particular model was rescued from years of inactivity in a
This car has over the last 7 years undergone a huge restoration to bring it
to the condition we find it in today. The coachwork is a direct copy of
that found on an HB6 model & is very Edwardian in appearance with its high
back & rear pram hood. The burgundy paint is in splendid condition & looks
ravishing offset by the wonderful brass & copper-work. All seating surfaces
are in leather & in "as new" condition. An original Z profile windscreen
comes with the car but my opinion is that to fit it would be sacrilege &
against everything such a car is about.
The engine has had a major overhaul including stripping the valves, honing
the bores, new pistons, work to the con rods, new little end bushes, big
ends scraped & checked, new Gudgeon pins, etc etc. At the same time a
classic oil pump was fitted raising the oil pressure from the factory spec
of 5PSI up to around 20 PSI making for excellent lubrication. An electric
starter is fitted for those lacking the moral fiber to start the car on the
handle as its makers intended. As a result of the above work the engine is
in tip top order starting readily & pulling strongly in all four gears
through the excellent gear box. Reverse incidentally is found by going into
first & then further forwards until reverse is found. Delage used a similar
arrangement. New king pins have also been fitted making for reasonably
Driving the car is pleasure in itself & very akin to an early Silver Ghost.
The car wafts one down the road in silence with effortless torque from the
4.0 litre four cylinder engine; so smooth is the engine that you would be
forgiven for mistaking it as a six. The view over the circular bonnet is
spectacular with brass fixtures & fittings festooned upon the front
wherever one looks. The front BRC acetylene lamps alone are works of art &
would sell for at least £8000 for the pair; these are augmented by a pair
of brass Lucas 700 series lamps. A brass snail type Parp Parp horn is
fitted to the bulkhead to satisfy those with the inherent tendencies of Mr
Toad. It is difficult to convey what a wonderful driving experience this
car gives as it is hard to describe in words the sensation of power &
unruffled motive force accorded by the engine.
Detachable patented (1907) Dunlop wheels are fitted to the 4 corners,
mounted on artillery style spokes. Braking to the rear wheels only is
"adequate" particularly when used in conjunction with the hand brake.
Suspension is excellent giving a compliant ride. To quote from the 1912
Road test carried out by "The Motor": "The springing of the chassis is very
good indeed & although we ourselves did not ride in the back, some highly
critical passengers who did described the car as being most comfortable."
The car may be viewed by prior appointment in Kent.