OT - Another well known Ford Model B owner, 1905

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: OT - Another well known Ford Model B owner, 1905
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 10:30 am:

While usually referred to as a 1904-1905 car, the Model B sold as a 1905 Model. With 500 built, it is the least produced model early Ford. However, considering most of the cars were sold in the model/fiscal year 1905 (Oct 1, 1904-Sep 30, 1905), the car actually sold in significant numbers for a higher end automobile.

Another early owner was Dr. Edwin Murray of Minnesota. Newspaper accounts tell us the following about Dr. Murray and his cars.
IN July 1903 Dr. Murray has one of 280 cars registered in Minneapolis, an Oldsmobile:



A year later, the Dr. is advertising his Olds, and a Ford, for sale:



Dr. Murray was a well known personality in Minneapolis and the area. He owned the Murray Institute with locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Washington state:





In 1905, Dr. Murray buys another Ford (his third), a Model B, pictured below:





In addition to his home in Minneapolis, the Murray's entertained friends at their lake home:




I don't know if the Dr. bought any cars following the Model B. He died unexpectedly the following year. The Murray Institute was incorporated and operated by his wife for a time following his passing:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 12:07 pm:

"makes loafers men" i could use that some days!


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