I'm waiting to return home from Indianapolis (work) and thought this was a good time to post this letter (From The Henry Ford, Benson Library).
This gentleman writes Henry Ford, offering his "device" that will blow the horn without taking hands or feet away from the automobile controls. And all he wishes in return is a Model N and K (he even goes so far as to say he wants the leather top on the N). Too bad we don't have the reply letter, if one was sent.
I wonder how many letters like this Henry Ford received?
He's not even proposing to give him a working example of his marvelous invention, just a blueprint! Basically, a concept. Who's trying to blow whose horn here?
I propose to give you 3 magic beans for your Model K AND your Model N. I make this offer only to you, in the strictest confidence of course. What will the beans do? Give you gas! Think of it, FREE GAS!
Yes, quite a "pig in a poke." Evidently Ford didn't go for it (unless it was the eventual mag horn).
But what about my beans?
Good luck with those beans.....
Maybe you can find a Chebby for them.
Let's get this right - you can blow the horn without using your hands or feet. Do you replace the bulb with an enema tube and f*rt down it?
Not sure, it will cost a K and N to find out.
: ^ )