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Modet T Ford 1920

By HobbitDave
Thought I had finished with these oldies but there was one more in the pile. This is an advertising retail postcard photograph for a 1920 Ford Model T. It was almost black due to the ageing of ? silver oxide ? used in the original developing. Managed to rescue a fair bit of detail, hope you enjoy.

Thanks so much to Kate, Bill, Ronnie, Isabel, Bob, and Fred for their most appreciated awards on my badger upload yesterday, they are really appreciated very much, as are the comments.

The Model T Ford.
In his autobiography, Ford reports that in 1909 he told his management team, "Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants, so long as it is black."
There was sense behind this, as black was the cheapest paint, and extra was spent on the mechanical side of the car.
The Model T went on to become one of the great legends of automobile history, outselling any other car of its time. Basic but aesthetic design, well-built, and for its day very reliable despite the cable brakes!

So....Only available in black! 🙂

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P.S. if youre looking for toilet rolls which seem to have vanished from many supermarkets, you can get boxes of 12 delivered, off eagerbay, I found this out today when my neighbour here up north said the local supermarket had everything he needed except for them!
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Tags: Photograph Transport Ford Model t Motor car 1920 posrcard

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Comments


taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
16 Mar 2020 12:25AM
Loving this series, this is a wonderful addition!

hard to imagine how exciting to see. this new fangled transport!
16 Mar 2020 12:32AM
Famous old car Dave, nice image,
Fred.
Super job

Carole
16 Mar 2020 6:32AM
Wonderful old images, amazing how that industry has moved on in such a short space of time!
Geoff
16 Mar 2020 9:05AM
The old faithful T Ford , very good , Dave! SmileSmileSmile

Jukka.
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
16 Mar 2020 10:22AM
Great old car!
Well done!

Arne Smile
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2020 1:10PM
An icon from the past Dave.
Peter.
16 Mar 2020 1:50PM
Excellent
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2020 4:46PM
A beautiful old car.
My brother built a full sized replica from scratch.
Ju
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2020 4:48PM
Great renovation job Dave and the Model T still has class.
KateGrin
16 Mar 2020 4:54PM

Quote:A beautiful old car.
My brother built a full sized replica from scratch.
Ju

Wow, full size? That must have been really special, Ju! Good for him 🙂
Great old car Dave. They do not make them like that any more. More made out of plastic than metal.
A great find ny you. Debs
16 Mar 2020 7:43PM
Great job Dave and lovely old vintage tone, about the supermarkets shortage here people are buying
a lot of flour and yeast😃

LorySmile
16 Mar 2020 8:30PM

Quote:Great job Dave and lovely old vintage tone, about the supermarkets shortage here people are buying
a lot of flour and yeast😃

LorySmile

Good to hear about the flour and yeast, Lory 👍 My family in Germany have done the same, and are doing home education with grandchildren. They enjoy baking 🕊
richmowil Plus
11 414 2 England
16 Mar 2020 10:00PM
Iconic!
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
17 Mar 2020 11:17AM
Wonderful image of this vintage icon Dave
Ian

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