The orphan Model Ts - Reconstruction sales, production records lost in 1970 Fire?

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George John Drobnock on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 09:24 am:

There are owners who ask questions about the origins and production of their cars. But with out a build sheet /delivery sheet the car is an orphan.

To put it another way, those who own post 1911 Model T's are at a loss for having production information. Below are comments found on "The Henry Ford" (Museum) Site.

https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-resources/popular- topics/production-records/

From the site:

"In the summer of 1970, a museum fire destroyed many Ford Motor Company production records. The table below indicates which records still exist.

Ford Model T Years - 1909-1911. Serial numbers 1,119 to 70,920."

A copy of the production card for the "first" Model T is available as:

Production card for first Model T 27 September 1908

"This is the Ford Motor Company record of the very first Model T which was assembled on September 27, 1908 at the Piquette plant in Detroit. The production card lists it as Model 2090, car #1. It had 4 cylinders, 2 levers (the second for reverse) and 2 foot pedals. 1,000 of these early T's were produced."

It can be viewed at
https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/artifa ct/312908/


As stated those with later T's are at a bit of a disadvantage when seeking historical information about their car(s).

So, can older documentation be found to supply similar information found on factory production cars be put together?


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