On This Day in History

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: On This Day in History
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn - Lincoln, NE on Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 03:03 pm:

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

On December 10, 1915, the 1 millionth Ford car rolls off the assembly line at the River Rouge plant in Detroit.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 06:26 pm:

One millionth Ford or one millionth Model T?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 06:43 pm:

December 10, 1915 saw Ford Model T engine numbers 999,041-1,000,640.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 06:45 pm:

According to Bruce's book, number 1,000,000 was at 1:53 1/2 P.M., presumably Eastern Standard Time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Patterson-Nicholasville, Kentucky on Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 07:09 pm:

At Highland Park.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 07:11 pm:

Mike, it was US Model T engine #1,000,000. that was produced December 10, 1915. Canadian production had a different number series, but had only reached ~#50,000 by december 1915. (37,500 by july 31 1915, 70,000 by july 31, 1916)

Total Pre T production 1903-1908 was perhaps 25,000 cars = less than what was produced during the rest of december 1915.

Car numbers were abandoned earlier in 1915, they used to be lower than the engine # - maybe due to sales of numbered engines as spares?

So it's possible Ford really had produced 1,000,000 cars worldwide by december 10, 1915 - depending on how many engines had been sold as spares up until then.


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