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The Story of Model T Fords

The Story of Model T Fords

by David Wright

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Henry Ford's famous creation, the Model T, was made in 1908. Once it was produced, the demand was so great that they started producing cars on an assemble line. By 1914 the Model T chassis could be produced in less than two hours. So that the average person, including his workers, could purchase his auto, Ford kept the price low and paid his assembly workers a substantial. wage. The Model T was everywhere, including the movies. Some of us can remember the "Keystone Kops" in silent movies films. Modified Model T's changed the way people worked and lived. They became grocery trucks, ambulances, school busses, to name a few uses. Once the electric headlights were placed in the Model T, night driving was possible. By 1923 the Model T was at it's height in popularity. Over two million had been sold. People were able to travel to other towns and enjoy the country side. To accommodate these travelers new roads and highway systems were built. By 1924 over ten million Model T's had been sold. In time it became out dated and eventually in 1927 the company ceased production of the Model T. This is part of the "Classic Cars" series of the Imagination Library. 2002, Garth Stevens Publishing, Ages 8 to 12.
— Leila Toledo

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Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
Classic Cars
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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