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Ford's Model T

The Secret on the Third Floor

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
1. Ford's Model T Marker
Inscription.  "Get a good lock for the door," Henry Ford told Charles Sorenson in January 1907. "We're going to start a completely new job." A special locked room was created at the back of the Piquette plant's third floor for Henry's special and secret mission - to design the Model T. Building on the success of the Model N, he oversaw every innovation: vanadium steel parts, planetary transmission, flywheel magneto, the engine block and suspension.

Henry Ford saw it coming.
The Model T was the affordable and reliable car the world needed. After its introduction in September 1908 the whole plant built Model Ts to keep up with the flood of orders. 12,000 Model Ts were built at Piquette before production moved to the Highland Park plant in January 1910. Suddenly, driving was for everyone.

"Lean, rangy, and occasionally cussed, the Model T was rather like Henry Ford himself." - Robert Lacey, "Ford: The Men and the Machine"

You Auto Know
The Model T was produced for 19 years and, at one point, most cars in the world were Model Ts.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
2. Ford's Model T Marker
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Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1908.
 
Location. 42° 22.098′ N, 83° 3.92′ 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. 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. Steps to Success (here, next to this marker); Milwaukee Junction (here, next to this marker); Studebaker in Detroit (here, next to this marker); At The Height Of His Powers (here, next to this marker); Creating A Legend (a few steps from 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.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, January 25, 2018
3. Ford's Model T
1925 Model
 
 
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 55 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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