...now this. I suppose a lot of people will swallow it. After all, it's on the internet.
I believe every word of whatever it says.
Well That is interesting. The Model T is named after a time motion guy named Frederick Wilson Taylor, "Principles of Scientific Management".
"With these premises in the head, Mr. Henry Ford started mass producing his Model T (and T is in honor of author Henry Ford never met in person, and who died in 1915)"
I am with Michael on this --
If it is on the internet it has to be true!
All I need to do is press refresh to have it repeat over and over again.
after all -
If you say something enough times
- no matter how ridiculous -
most people will ultimately believe it.
And sooner or later you will begin to believe the lie yourself.
They are called lazy thinkers, uniformed, moon-bats, and a few names that should not be posted on a family oriented forum.
Fred, they are also called 'Low Information Voters'
Low information voters are who make up the majority of the political base on both sides of the aisle. I used to work in politics (fundraising, management, policy), and we were taught that the average person will begin to believe a lie if they hear it six or seven times. Now, just imagine how many times people hear that all Model Ts were black... way more than seven for sure!
In Middle School, I was working on a painting of a Model T and me and the art teacher got into a small argument, as she thought all Model T's were all black. I finally showed her a picture of a 1909 Model T (red) and she tried to convince me that it wasn't a Model T.
Ah, middle school. I was restoring a car when I was 13, and one day telling some people at school about it, that it was a 1931 Chevrolet. "Liar" said one kid, "Everyone knows that Ford was the only car made back then...."
They were not all black as believed. Ford painted his cars colors in 1904, 1905,1906 and again in 1926 and 27.
You will find these "Just the facts" guys in ANY specialized subject matter.
I have been told by such worldly scholars that the Civil War was fought
between "the blacks" and "the railroads" (???) ... one of the better ones, and ...
The reason glass insulators were made in different colors was too attract
different species of birds to the poles ! I had no idea that utility companies had
such an interest !
Idiots claiming to be intelligent are everywhere.
I once had a fellow walk by my Packard, turn to his young son, and say "Look, son, a Packard, the only American car that was built in Europe".......That'll leave you speechless......
Last year, at the completion of the New London To New Brighton Tour, our Model K touring was on display with the other early cars at the New Brighton County Fair. Due to carrying spare tires, fuel, water and supplies on the right running board, the K looked like a period long distance competitor from an endurance race.
One father son pair were walking down the line of cars, and i overheard the son, probably in his forties, excitedly say "Dad, is that a Thomas Flyer?" They excitedly went to the front of the K, and the father disdainfully replied, "No, only a Ford."
I didn't say a word.
I had my head underneath the bonnet of a customer's 27 Rolls (even parts without Fix Or Replace Daily on them do go wrong) when a kindly gentleman stopped and told me that I had invalidated the guarantee. He pointed to the Yale bonnet lock and said that if had not broken the seal, RR would have sent a man out to fix it FOC.
Back on topic, on August 12th, the Daily Mail in the UK said it was the anniversary of the first T rolling off the assembly line in 1908 and it was black.
“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” Aldous Huxley. From the author of a Brave New World where history is dated -AF - After Ford.
That's a lot of bull !
I guess we can safely assume that Ford quit building Thomas Flyers in Europe after
they were forced to perform service calls on Rolls Royces (under contract to Packard)
if the Yale Bonnet Lock was tampered with.
Good to have all the facts.
Glad to know you're still actively with us, Burger! Hearing about the firefighters near Spokane had me wondering. Keep yourself and your TT's safe!!
Is it to late for the floor boards being made from used shipping crates?? Bud.
The skies were dark and heavy grey-brown from all the smoke yesterday. A blustery
wind today is fanning flames somewhere, but here in town, the air is reasonably clear.
I moved to Spokane specifically for the sage and pine forests. It makes me sick to
see any of it burning, as it takes a lifetime to ever grow back, and many lifetimes to
bring those majestic Ponderosas back up to towering heights. Homes can be rebuilt
and "things" replaced. I hate to see the forests burn.