Found some new "stuff."
This is a first for me. Model K touring cars advertised with Model Ts, Evansville IN, March 14th, 1909. Ford records show 42 Model Ks sold in Ford Fiscal Year 1909, so it shouldn't be a surprise, just the first time I've seen it in advertising.
This news clip says 72 Ford Runabouts are being delivered to Boston. At the very end,in addition to mentioning the new "K" Roadster, the article says some closed body Model Ks are being made. Now to find a picture.....
I'm "organizing", more to follow,
Such discovery and knowledge has to be followed with formal documentation, Rob, so the next hundred books written about Henry Ford will have a true perspective about the Ford Six, rather than the supposed hatred of it by Henry.
Henry was supposedly forced to build the six by his rich backers. Now we know the truth, and that Henry was more of a snake oil salesman, and less of a virtuous leader of the masses than portrayed.
So, do you write a book, or an e-book, or what? Maybe Trent can answer that.
Thank you, Rob
This ad ran in the "Rockford Republic" (IL) newspaper, Page: 2, February 16, 1907. A Ford Six ad, it reads like an "infomercial." The ad challenges Packard, and says any Model K owner who allows another to pass them should be "fined, imprisoned and his car confiscated.
Finally, the ad delivers a warranty. I've seen other Ford ads that also mentioned one year warranties for the Model K.
Unfortunately, I doubt I have the "wherewithal" to write an effective and appealing book. If I wrote specifically of the Model K, there might be 23 people who would read it (known K owners).
So far I've collected about 2000 bits of (my iPad counts them for me, I don't have enough toes) information. I'm gradually trying to organize this "mass of stuff" into files. However, it's much more fun to "find" new things rather than go back and sort.
I will keep everything in my Dropbox, and when I'm tired of it or unable to work on it, I'll see if someone else would like to manage it all.
I certainly didn't expect to become so involved with pre T, and Model K topics, it just happened as I kept finding things that didn't really square with "conventional" Ford history.
Don't underestimate yourself. I would buy the book.
Thanks Gary. This a hobby and passion for me. I hope it never becomes work (I'd have to find another hobby then).
And, the last one for tonight. How can you tell if a car was a good one? If it holds it's value.
in 1911, a used six cylinder Ford is listed for more than two Model T s (one almost new), Mitchell Roadster, Franklin, REO and late model Rambler. This is an Olds, Mitchell, Oakland and Hup dealer.
Henry Ford - The original "Storm Chaser", September 1906: