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Steps to Success

The Many "Models" at Ford Piquette

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
1. Steps to Success Marker
Inscription.  Nothing is as powerful as persistence, and at the Piquette plant Henry Ford pursued his dream of an affordable and reliable automobile "for the great multitude." Ford designed and produced Models B, C, and F, but dropped them by 1906. He never liked the large and expensive Model K, launched in April 1906. The sales success of the Model N, launched in July 1906, confirmed Ford's dream of affordability ($500.00) and reliability. And, with improvements, it helped Henry Ford think of something bigger - the Model T.

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Models R and S were cosmetic updates of the very successful Model N.
 
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 42° 22.098′ N, 83° 3.919′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Piquette Avenue and Beaubien Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Piquette Avenue. Touch for map
Henry Ford riding in a Ford Model N around 1906 in front of Piquette plant. image. Click for full size.
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2. Henry Ford riding in a Ford Model N around 1906 in front of Piquette plant.
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 461 Piquette Ave, Detroit MI 48202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ford's Model T (here, next to this marker); At The Height Of His Powers (here, next to this marker); Milwaukee Junction (here, next to this marker); Creating A Legend (here, next to this marker); Studebaker in Detroit (here, next to this marker); Ford Piquette Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); Detroit Association of Women's Clubs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Omega Psi Phi (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
3. Steps to Success Marker
Third from left
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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