1904 Ford Model B Tonneau Automobile

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Title

1904 Ford Model B Tonneau Automobile

Subject

Ford Motor Company.
Automobile assembly plants.
Automobile industry--1900-1910.

Description

Green body color with yellow wheel rims and spokes. Headlights and roof included. Roof cover includes rear see through panel. Windshield not included. Seats one to five people, two in front and three in rear seats. Steering wheel on right side of automobile.

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

2017.04.02

Coverage

Detroit (Mich.)--History

Abstract

In 1904, Ford Motor Company shareholders wanted greater profits, and Henry was forced to build the company’s first luxury car. The Model B represented a dramatic shift in direction for Ford, a direction the company’s founder was opposed to. The vehicle’s four-passenger body included polished wood and brass trim, but this came at the price of $2,000. A shaft-drive and rear hub brakes set the Model B mechanically apart from other Fords. Model B’s were produced from 1904 – 1906. Only several Model B’s are known to exist today.

Medium

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

Citation

Ford Motor Company , “1904 Ford Model B Tonneau Automobile,” Wayne State University - School of Information Sciences, accessed April 20, 2024, https://waynestateu.omeka.net/items/show/1048.

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