One of the lingering questions concerning Ford Motor Company and the Model K, were they a poor selling car?
I've been working on the question, and will post a few findings. Obviously, I'll begin with OT (Off Topic) for those who do not wish to follow this.
When using period newspaper and journal accounts, I'm limited by the papers/books available online. As a result, some areas of the country are better sources than other for material. Scranton PA happens to be one of the parts of the country where a few different newspapers are available digitally.
Following is an article that appeared in the "Scranton Truth," August, 1907:
While mentioning that the automobile sales season is ending, the articles lists nine cars sold in Scranton over the last few months as "some of the finest productions of American manufacture."
I was able to find eight of nine vehicles according to the owners named in the article:
The first two cars listed in the original article, belonging to Mrs's. Fuller and Casey were Mercedes and Pierce Arrow.
The remaining cars I was able to determine:
The count stands at:
Pierce Arrow - 2
Ford Six - 2
Mercedes, Rambler, Pope-Toledo and Thomas.
Another article appearing in the "Scranton Truth" a few weeks later breaks down the number and type of high end automobiles seen at a New York horse track:
The Ford six Model K is the second most prevalent six cylinder car at the event, behind National. Several other well known (and not so well known) brands follow.
(Message edited by rob on November 14, 2014)