1903 Ford Model A Tonneau Automobile

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Title

1903 Ford Model A Tonneau Automobile

Subject

Ford Motor Company.
Automobile assembly plants.
Automobile industry--Michigan--Highland Park--1900-1910.

Description

Red in color. Wood frame and wheels. Single engine range with three headlamps. No roof, running boards, or windshield. Seats one to six people. Steering wheel on the left side. Wicker basked attached to right rear side of the seats.

Creator

Ford Motor Company

Date

1904

Rights

Rights over this item are held by the Ford Piquette Plant Museum and any use of this image must be approve by Brittany Ploep prior to its use.

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

2017.04.01 

Coverage

Detroit, Mi

Abstract

On June 16, 1903, Ford Motor Company was incorporated and started assembling automobiles. The Model A was built on a rectangular, box-like chassis and looked similar to the Cadillac motor car built in the same era because Henry Ford had a hand in designing both vehicles. The two-cylinder “horizontally opposed” engine is mounted under the front seat. The Dodge Brothers supplied the chassis and engine with its two-speed transmission.

Date Created

1904

Extent

Weight: 1,240 pounds/562 kilograms

Medium

Material: Steel, Leather, Brass, Wood, Glass, Rubber

Citation

Ford Motor Company, “1903 Ford Model A Tonneau Automobile,” Wayne State University - School of Information Sciences, accessed March 2, 2024, https://waynestateu.omeka.net/items/show/1045.

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