There are tons of Model T books out there still in print, and others out of print. I'm curious what would you suggest as one of the best books containing original photos from the factory or period photos of Model Ts? "Henry's Wonderful Model T" by Floyd Clymer seems to contain a decent number of period photos. Are there other books that might be even better? (I realize ever books has a few period photos, just looking for one book with many good photos).
Welcome to the forum! Please let us know if you have a T or not and if you are an old head with Ts or just thinking about them at the moment. That helps us know how to answer the questions better. You didn't say, but I assume you mean USA Fords. For other countries it would be other books.
The most period photos of T in a single book that I am aware of is Robert C. Kreipke's "The Model T -- A pictorial chronology of the most famous car in the world." It has a few of them mislabeled but it has some great photos. Many of them are in other books also -- but that one has the most early photos of Ts that are large enough for details (some books show the photos really small to get more on a page) per page of any book I know about.
And of course Bruce McCalley's book "Model T Ford" which is available paper back has a lot of them. There are even more photos in his CD set that includes photos form several other books that are also on the CD.
Pages 146-147 Mostly Factory photos in the Red Cover "Model T Ford Restoration Handbook." All large easy to see.
And the forum and internet offer even more photos.
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My favorite has always been Tin Lizzie by Stern.It can be found in hardcover on used book sites or new in paperback!Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
I don't own a T, but I've wanted one for quite some time now. Part of the challenge has been lack of storage space and lack of a truck/trailer. I'm in the process of purchasing a house that comes with a barn, so the storage space issue will be taken care of. So I'm started to get back into the T's again. It will probably still be a while before I can get one, but I'm enjoying the dream at the moment.
There are a series of 6 books by Lorin Sorensen that have some great pictures and history in them. I believe they are out of print, but they do show up on Ebay.
You are correct that the Lorin Sorensen books are great. The few that I am familiar with often cover a wide range of Ford from 1903 to ..the 1950s etc. So the T is often not the main feature.
Some of Sorensen's books are still available used for a very affordable price. Others are way out of my price range. But you can use the inter-library loan service to literally "check out" some of those books. I was able to do that through my local library here. And that was very helpful.
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Rick, if you're ever in the Detroit area check out the Benson Ford Research Library. Get an appointment to see some of their files. The Spooner & Wells collection has numerous photos of the Highland Park factory. Also, occasionally some of the old Ford Factory Facts booklets come up on eBay. I've scanned the 1912 version and it is available here- https://www.flickr.com/gp/rushhourphoto/rM89vx
The photos on page 23-24 show the original power plant engine that was built in Oil City at Riverside Engine Company and sold to Ford by Edward Gray, who became Mr. Ford's Chief Engineer and Construction Engineer from late 1909 to 1914. My grandfather was his 'draughtsman' starting in 1906 there in Oil City and came to Highland Park with Gray and was his 'draftsman' there until Gray left Ford but continued working for him until 1919, then returned in 1937 to work for Gray until Gray died in 1939. The office was at Grayhaven and after Gray died he continued working for Gar Wood there until grandpa died in 1945. Wish he had lived long enough to hear the stories he could have told! (PS: There are some photos on line from the museum at https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/)
And don't forget Google Books online as well.