This may have been posted before, but I had never seen it. Notice the 1 cent postage...those were the days!
Yes, it's been around before, but we always have new folks who haven't seen it. This is a good antidote to the usual marveling at the wonderful prices people used to pay. Yes, $5 seems like a great price for a fender. But the labor charge is only $2.50. After the business overhead is covered, and the boss gets his cut, how much of that $2.50 goes to the guy who installs the fender? Some things were better in times past, but The Good Old Days weren't as heavenly as we like to imagine.
Yes, It has been posted before.
You need to post it in the 2015 forum.
I actually have a copy (laminated) that I hang from my light bar for people to read at cruise-ins and car shows.
In the Good Old Days when people passed away the usual cause was 'diagnosed' as consumption. What ever that meant!
In Fords world of manufacturing parts it wasn't so good other than getting a better wage than a lot of other people.
I'm not a big fan of government regulations but the way T parts and the way lots of other things were made was down right dangerous!
I believe that consumption was the old name for tuberculosis.
The term "consumption" often did mean tuberculosis. It also was used for several forms of cancer, a few degenerative disorders, and almost anything else that seemed to eat away at a person's body and/or strength. Tuberculosis was probably the most common real illness it was used for. Tuberculosis as a separate illness was medically identified in the mid 1800s. However the use of the word "consumption" continued for a long time afterward.
I always enjoy seeing this card (actually, there were many different similar cards) again.
The 2,50 labor cost in 1928 was equivalent to 32,53 dollars in 2014. Pretty cheap labor - how long does it take to replace a front fender, even for a skilled mechanic?