I need help with Identifying my Model T instruction book. I am aware that Ford produced reprints of the book in the 50's. however on the first page mine states september 1913 sixth edition, cannot find anything stating it is a reprint. If it is an original what is the value? Book is in great shape, other than some underlining in text the book is in like new shape, no stains or dirt.
Might have a good chance it's not a reprint.
Mine says right under that (reprinted March, 1954)but also has one page in front of it that yours looks like it's missing, the title page.
I find it strange that they would reproduce the Sixth Edition with or with out the reprint notice anyway.
First 2 are US reprints, 3rd is an original Canadian.
Even though it's an original the value isn't huge - here's a 6:th edition that didn't sell for $25: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Original-Ford-Model-T-Instruction-Book-6th-Editi on-September-1913-/190844879070
The 7:th edition came as soon as october '13 - maybe the batches were small compared to the growing output of cars, maybe some info was wrong in the 6:th edition? (but that didn't stop them later on - the instruction to keep the rear axle grease level one and a half inch below the filling hole was kept several years after the oil hole was lowered on the rear axle.. Fortunately it also talked about one third full - answer no 103 in the 1921 edition: http://www.mtfca.com/books/21manual.htm )
Here's a 7:th edition that sold for $10: http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-Illustrated-Ford-Model-T-Instruction-Book-OCT-19 13-7TH-EDITION-/321134760393
I have one that I think is original and two that are reprints--ONE OF WHICH IS MARKED REPRINT AND ONE WHICH IS NOT! The original is not in great shape, but is printed in BLACK and RED, with no underlining or margin notes. The two reprints are just in BLACK, and both have underlining and margin notes that are IDENTICAL! I have seen many alleged to be originals that are in fact unmarked reprints (all have the same underlines and margin notes).
The ones with the writing off to one side are reproductions made by Ford in 1954. The cover is also quite different, and is a brown color.