1911-12 Serial Numbers

1911-1912 Engine Serial Numbers
Model T serial numbers for the period between October 1911 and January 1913 have created considerable frustration. The only data that was available had been Ford’s published figures which have not been found to be very accurate.

Recently, however, the Research Center at the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village located a substantial amount of material which has opened new vistas in the evolution of the Model T Ford. Included in this material are some, but not all, of Ford’s account books covering this period. These books contain the name of the dealers, what they bought, when they paid, and the dates and serial numbers of the Model T’s they purchased.

Of course the date of sale to a customer is not necessarily the date the engine (or the car) was assembled, but generally it is quite close. Unfortunately, for us, Ford did not assemble engines to chassis and chassis to bodies in a strict numerical order so there are cases where the serial number versus the sales date is quite different from the actual date of engine manufacture. However, as in the 1909-1911 data published in the Model T Encyclopedia and the Model T Ford books, at least we have a ball-park figure far more accurate than the figures Ford published during the Model T era.

Even more interesting is the uncovering of the “B”-numbered engine information contained in the dealer account books. Previous literature has mentioned the fact that Ford made 12,247 B-numbered engines “during fiscal 1913 in Detroit.” Apparently these engines were built in the late summer and early fall of calendar 1912 and seemed to have gone into the bulk of the cars assembled between October January 1913 (1913 models). It also seems as though these engines were placed in a pile and were installed in a chassis in a random order, apparently whichever number was easiest to take off the stack.

Ford’s engine production records indicate that the first engine serial number in fiscal 1913 (October 1, 1912) was 157,425. Early in October 1912 the B-numbered engines began and the standard serial numbers vanish from the books. (We examined just seven of the accounts receivable books, with over 2200 cars between September 1911 and 1914 listed, so we can’t give an exact date for the last standard-numbered or first B-numbered engine.) Once in a while during this period a “standard” number appears but most are B-numbers until late November 1912 when the standard numbers resume, mixed with the B’s.

Data for 1912 is further confused by the significant number of engine numbers listed in the early months of that year which are out of numerical order. Serial numbers as low as in the 86,000 range are mixed in with numbers as high as in the 113,000 range between January and April 1912.

Those of you who have read the serial number data in the above-mentioned books might remember that the serial number data for 1913 and 1914 had not been found but that the daily production figures were available, and that the serial number data for those years was derived from those production figures. Somewhere along the way we came out just one number off over the two-year period due to an error somewhere in the available data (either the starting or finishing serial numbers were wrong or the production figures were wrong).

One engine number off didn’t seem like a major problem but the 300,000th engine number was. Ford records show the 300,000th engine as having been built on July 16, 1913 while our serial number list put it on June 26. There is a difference of approximately 12,000 engines between these two dates.

During the B-number era the use of the B engines began at somewhere in the 157,000 range. When the standard numbers reappeared they seemed to have begun in the 169,000 range; a difference of about 12,000. It would appear that the B-numbered engines replaced the standard numbers and that there were no serial numbers in the 158,000 to 169,000 range. This hypothesis seems to agree with the probable production figures of that time period.

So, what about the 300,000 date problem? This writer’s bet is that the engine department kept a count of the engines, not the serial numbers, If the B-numbered engines were built elsewhere, the 300,000th engine built at Highland park would have been on July 16 but that engine would not have been the one with a serial number of 300,000.

To back up this hypothesis, we recorded sales dates during 1913 and found that all serial numbers were sold in the range of our serial number data. Engine number 300,101, for example, was sold on June 26, 1913. Many engines with numbers in the 300,000 range were also sold on that date. It is obvious that number 300,000 was built before July 16.

So there you have it. Unfortunately we were only able to sample a small part of the information in the account books, and not all of the accounts receivable books exist, so there are gaps in the available information.

Following are the data that picks up where the Encyclopedia and Model T books are vague: October 1911 to January 1913.

Note that the serial numbers are not in numerical order. It appears that engines were built and placed in a storage area, and were then selected at random for installation in a chassis. Sort of a “first in, last out” situation, particularly when it came to the “B” numbers. The “B” engines were built at another plant in Detroit and were shipped to the assembly point, so it is easy to see why they were not used in a numerical sequence.

1911
Date Serial # Serial # Serial # Serial # Serial # Serial # Notes
Dates are those of the sale, not of production.
OCTOBER 1911 — 69,877 to 83,100 per Ford’s published data. Production was listed as 13,224
2 68,502 69,255 69,891 69,904 70,881
OCTOBER 1911
5 67,795 68,488 68,518 68,690 68,742 69,508
70,750 80,126 80,134 80,148 80,226 80,266
80,268 80,672 80,708 80,719 80,735 80,208
80,208
OCTOBER 1911
12 70,417 70,604
OCTOBER 1911
14 70,346 81,071 81,072
OCTOBER 1911
16 70,680 80,433 81,068 81,112 81,163 81,199
OCTOBER 1911
17 80,361 80,648 80,656
OCTOBER 1911
18 80,575 80,692 80,768
OCTOBER 1911
20 69,768 80,791 80,964 81,201 81,245
OCTOBER 1911
21 80,221 80,531 80,867 81,217
OCTOBER 1911
24 80,169 80,170 80,196
OCTOBER 1911
25 80,086 80,100 80,103
OCTOBER 1911
31 82,771 82,917 82,923

NOVEMBER 1911 — 83,101 to 86,300 per Ford’s published data. Production was listed as 3,200

1 69,256 81,247 81,359
NOVEMBER 1911
3 82,063 82,093 82,145 82,154 82,385 82,480
82,951
NOVEMBER 1911
6 80,533 82,176 82,354
NOVEMBER 1911
9 83,999 84,454 84,524 84,537 84,577 84,586
84,597 84,607 84,612 84,625
NOVEMBER 1911
11 83,150 84,546 84,724 84,787 84,861 84,872
NOVEMBER 1911
13 84,765 84,792 85,042
NOVEMBER 1911
15 84,725 85,323 85,349
NOVEMBER 1911
16 83,153 83,313 83,503
NOVEMBER 1911
18 69,438 80,357 80,677 80,972
NOVEMBER 1911
20 83,491 85,720 85,841
NOVEMBER 1911
22 84,208 84,558
NOVEMBER 1911
23 85,567
NOVEMBER 1911
29 83,324 83,346 83,547 83,556 83,570 83,578
83,593 83,595 83,597 83,604 83,605 83,617
86,309

DECEMBER 1911 — 86,301 to 88,900 per Ford’s published data. Production was listed as 2,600

6 88,444 88,458 88,607
DECEMBER 1911
9 88,907 89,521 89,739 89,744 89,776 89,853
89,866 89,667 89,832 89,871 89,912 89,950
DECEMBER 1911
10 95,302 95,303 95,506
DECEMBER 1911
29 88,516 93,222 93,320 93,369 93,375 93,377
93,390 93,392 93,393 93,417

JANUARY 1912 — 88,901 to 92,000 per Ford’s published data. Production was listed as 3,100

2 86,606 87,930 88,008 88,011 88,015 90,135
90,933 90,968 92,841 92,882 93,818 93,819
93,827 93,874
JANUARY 1912
4 89,856 94,243 94,258
JANUARY 1912
9 94,082 94,651 95,153
JANUARY 1912
10 94,302 95,303 95,506
JANUARY 1912
25 98,253
JANUARY 1912
26 89,108
JANUARY 1912
30 99,221 99,853 99,812

FEBRUARY 1912 — 92,001 to 95,900 per Ford’s published data. Production was listed as 3,900

7 97,433 100,003 101,671
FEBRUARY 1912
8 101,645 101,864 102,034
FEBRUARY 1912
9 93,085 101,984 102,212
FEBRUARY 1912
10 102,432
FEBRUARY 1912
21 104,587 104,668 104,733 104,737 104,77 104,779
104,783 104,799 104,856 104,903 105,021 105,022
105,024 105,051

MARCH 1912 — 95,901 to 103,800 per Ford’s published data. Production was listed as 7,900

1 100,748 106,584 106,612 107,407 107,574 107,632
MARCH 1912
4 100,903 105,205 105,756 106,180 106,909 107,111
107,410 107,544 107,822 107,927 107,929 107,930
107,935 107,940 108,083
MARCH 1912
6 107,977 108,076 108,186 108,498 108,509
MARCH 1912
7 88,173 94,162 98,606 99,828 100,797 108,223
MARCH 1912
8 94,150 94,158 94,163 94,206 94,218 94,361
94,375 95,686 109,365
MARCH 1912
9 108,269 109,393
MARCH 1912
12 86,738 87,603 93,233
MARCH 1912
13 86,210 86,229 86,881 87,273 105,719 110,268
MARCH 1912
15 86,463 110,742 110,853
MARCH 1912
16 87,165 102,569 111,251
MARCH 1912
19 87,264 111,496 111,509
MARCH 1912
22 86,762 86,780 87,424
MARCH 1912
25 86,363 87,483 87,523 87,546 87,561 87,590
101,965 102,407 113,215 113,223 113,251 113,367
MARCH 1912
26 86,135 89,617 106,946
MARCH 1912
27 86,375 88,990 89,092 89,112 89,438 89,862
90,377 90,429 103,001 104,867 104,897 104,956
106,393 106,571 106,881 113,156 113,165
MARCH 1912
29 85,975 86,262 87,969 88,659 89,124 89,137
89,142 89,183 89,473 106,570 106,593 106,628
106,717 113,205

APRIL 1912 — 103,801 to 112,900 per Ford’s published data. Production was listed as 9,100

1 89,612 90,528 91,059 91,164 91,268 91,434
91,624 98,382 103,308
APRIL 1912
2 95,024 95,737 95,740 104,168 104,338 104,554
104,654
APRIL 1912
3 94,912 98,583 98,622
APRIL 1912
4 93,481 95,841 116,288
APRIL 1912
5 86,489 113,168 114,701
APRIL 1912
9 109,647 111,857 111,958 112,036 112,407 112,925
114,765 116,955 116,958 117,152 117,189 117,198
117,239
APRIL 1912
13 112,310 112,453 116,851 117,055 117,785 118,474
APRIL 1912
15 118,413 118,644 118,654 118,692 118,720 118,746
118,677
APRIL 1912
17 87,639 112,538 113,605 113,623 113,633 113,638
APRIL 1912
18 119,564 119,669 119,722 119,758 119,788 119,793
119,795
APRIL 1912
23 120,214 120,770 120,777 120,778 120,847 128,850
120,861
APRIL 1912
24 115,340 120,675 120,809 121,056 121,072 121,075
121,123 121,153 121,168 121,189 121,235 121,237
121,241 121,271
APRIL 1912
25 121,165 121,318 121,394 121,462 121,469 121,470
121,484 121,879
APRIL 1912
26 121,893 121,906 121,913
APRIL 1912
29 122,235 122,236 122,262 122,293 122,308 122,367
122,376 124,268 124,464 124,956 125,079 125,248
125,250 125,257
APRIL 1912
30 111,900 111,918 112,081 112,41 112,574 118,569
122,665 122,828 122,912 122,969

MAY 1912 — 112,901 to 123,800 per Ford’s published data. Production was listed as 10,900

1 115,825 121,956 121,985 122,024 123,14 123,168
123,184 123,873 123,889
MAY 1912
4 108,504 108,650 108,693 115,896 115,919 115,920
MAY 1912
11 109,717 114,201 114,366 115,942 115,949 118,607
MAY 1912
14 113,458 113,677 113,747 113,757 124,532 124,599
124,707 124,745 125,336 125,500 125,780 125,826
125,925 125,959 125,975 125,995 126,155 126,197
126,234 126,266 126,275 126,278 126,284
MAY 1912
15 93,254 124,694 125,900 126,003 126,449 126,494
126,509
MAY 1912
17 113,912 116,540 116,689 126,216 126,800 127,237
127,255 127,280 127,319 127,329 127,361 127,415
127,442 127,455
MAY 1912
18 127,536 126,567 127,705 127,719 127,740 127,777
MAY 1912
20 114,149 115,941 116,794 117,334 124,709 124,782
124,922 127,675 127,752 127,780 128,067 128,078
MAY 1912
21 116,302 127,178 128,159 128,192 128,245 128,260
128,362
MAY 1912
27 109,087 129,675 129,679 129,699 129,707 129,708
MAY 1912
31 130,551 130,579 130,582 130,634 130,644 130,671

JUNE 1912 — 123,801 to 132,000 per Ford’s published data. Production was listed as 8,200

4 131,330 131,380 131,383 131,436 131,460 131,470
131,480 131,481 131,483 131,486 131,496 131,498
131,538 131,593 131,700 131,729 131,740 131,757
131,763 131,798
JUNE 1912
5 131,595 131,622 131,627 131,635 131,636 131,662
JUNE 1912
6 125,083 131,491 131,677 131,774 131,991 131,975
131,996 132,033 132,140
JUNE 1912
7 130,952 131,401 131,802 131,812 131,881 132,863
132,885
JUNE 1912
10 132,777 133,248 133,257 133,277 133,331 133,345
JUNE 1912
11 132,119 132,308 132,389 132,468 132,575 132,982
133,386 133,406 133,407 133,429 133,430 133,481
133,497
JUNE 1912
13 134,258
JUNE 1912
15 134,596 134,685 134,748 134,790 134,830 134,886
JUNE 1912
18 135,574 135,595 135,632
JUNE 1912
20 114,954 135,437 135,884 135,955 135,958 135,999
136,006
JUNE 1912
21 129,291 134,316 135,392 136,086 136,202 136,239
136,263 136,271 136,281 136,282 136,347 136,364
136,371
JUNE 1912
26 107,386 112,722 120,091 136,191 137,157 137,160
137,233 137,250 137,253 137,255 137,266 137,281
137,282 137,297

JULY 1912 — 132,001 to 139,700 per Ford’s published data. Production was listed as 7,700

1 116,878 136,587 137,636 137,643 137,682 138,402
138,449 138,465 138,484 138,487 138,500 138,534
138,546 138,581 138,617 138,635
JULY 1912
5 139,423 139,477 139,479 139,481 139,505 139,513
139,554 138,738
JULY 1912
6 138,989 139,719 139,757 139,769 139,818
JULY 1912
8 138,751 139,223 140,041 140,049 140,079 140,089
140,121
JULY 1912
12 141,184 141,384 141,396 141,435 141,456 141,503
141,512
JULY 1912
17 141,589 141,611 142,308 142,617 142,747 142,855
142,873 142,883 142,884 142,907
JULY 1912
18 142,354 142,540 142,754 142,786 143,051 143,116
143,168 143,178 143,179 143,180 143,193 143,194
143,200 143,236
JULY 1912
22 144,092 144,116 144,123 144,125 144,126 144,218
JULY 1912
24 144,442
JULY 1912
27 145,160 145,436 145,453 145,510 145,521 145,540
145,549

AUGUST 1912 — 139,701 to 144,500 per Ford’s published data. Production was listed as 4,800

1 146,366 146,761 146,833 146,886
AUGUST 1912
12 147,797 147,830 147,843 147,910 147,924 147,930
147,939
AUGUST 1912
14 146,920 147,852 148,087 148,103 148,147 148,148
148,166 148,285 148,296 148,298 148,299 148,345
148,349 148,362
AUGUST 1912
21 149,230 149,310 149,518 149,554 149,563 149,570
149,573 149,574 149,593 149,601 149,617 149,624
AUGUST 1912
22 149,736 149,798 149,802 149,853 149,914 149,934
AUGUST 1912
23 149,940 150,002 150,007 150,014 150,023 150,029
150,130 150,623 150,629
AUGUST 1912
27 151,146 151,150 151,188 151,291 151,445 151,464
AUGUST 1912
28 B-1,330 (Engine transmission date)

SEPTEMBER 1912 — 144,501 to 157,424 per Ford’s published data. Production was listed as 12,924

3 152,668 152,756 152,762
SEPTEMBER 1912
9 152,434 152,306 152,477 152,557 153,756
SEPTEMBER 1912
12 150,362 151,290 153,116 153,141 153,311 153,890
SEPTEMBER 1912
16 153,320 153,974 154,052 154,118 154,142
SEPTEMBER 1912
19 154,462 154,841 154,969
SEPTEMBER 1912
26 B-597 Engine casting date

OCTOBER 1912 — 157,425. This number was listed as the first number of fiscal 1913 production by Ford

1 153,735 154,722 157,200 157,221
OCTOBER 1912
2 153,801 155,081 157,213
OCTOBER 1912
3 155,334 156,261 157,211
OCTOBER 1912
4 149,749 154,237 155,175
OCTOBER 1912
7 149,978 150,341 150,869 150,987 151,078 152,339
153,193 153,202 153,209 153,277 153,287 153,306
153,629 153,745 153,915 153,964 153,988 154,021
154,035 154,043 154,075 154,196 154,476 154,669
154,708 154,777 155,141 156,832
OCTOBER 1912
8 151,168 151,340 152,357 153,575 153,638 153,924
154,230 154,467 154,517 154,567 154,626 154,704
154,991 155,049 155,100 155,307 155,832 155,858
155,957 155,997 156,602 156,702 156,763 156,769
156,790 B-3,969 B-4,121 B-4,239 B-4,267
OCTOBER 1912
9 155,308 157,309
OCTOBER 1912
10 154,138 154,233 154,242 156,396 156,521
OCTOBER 1912
11 154,203 156,376 156,395 156,520 156,539 156,543
156,632
OCTOBER 1912
15 B-1,348 B-1,567 B-3,232
OCTOBER 1912
17 154,993 155,065 155,989 B-3,545 B-3,673 B-3,755
B-3,929 B-3,968
OCTOBER 1912
18 156,711 B-3,748 B-4,596
OCTOBER 1912
19 B-3,547 B-3,939 B-4,045 B-4,066 B-4,104
OCTOBER 1912
21 157,348 B-3,801 B-3,857 B-3,979 B-4,044 B-4,085
B-4,118 B-4,122 B-4,124 B-4,175 B-4,205 B-4,301
B-4,309 B-4,319 B-4,323 B-4,340 B-4,366 B-4,368
B-4,475
OCTOBER 1912
22 B-3,384 B-3,582 B-4,147 B-4,298 B-4,318 B-4,356
B-4,433 B-4,446 B-5,339
OCTOBER 1912
23 B-3,641 B-4,145 B-4,534 B-4,558 B-4,586 B-4,624
B-5,188
OCTOBER 1912
24 B-3,885 B-4,083 B-5,121 B-6,351 B-6,352 B-6,391
B-6,520
OCTOBER 1912
25 154,921 157,208 B-3,739 B-3,999 B-4,243 B-4,530
B-5,121 B-5,401 B-5,645 B-5,699 B-5,705 B-5,728
B-5,758 B-5,778 B-5,812 B-5,987 B-6,061 B-6,073
B-6,544 B-6,641 B-6,671 B-6,688 B-6,703 B-6,704
B-6,710 B-6,717 B-6,722 B-6,790 B-6,864 B-6,887
B-6,889 B-6,903 B-7,205 B-7,320 B-7,347 B-7,433
B-7,623 B-7,624
OCTOBER 1912
26 155,209 156,988 B-3,553 B-3,696 B-6,636 B-6,971
B-6,981 B-7,090 B-7,092 B-7,123
OCTOBER 1912
28 B-4,184 B-6,981 B-7,260 B-7,255 B-7,298 B-7,312
B-7,314 B-7,386 B-7,647 B-7,623
OCTOBER 1912
29 B-5,188
OCTOBER 1912
30 B-7,227 B-7,881 B-7,985 B-8,052 B-8,054 B-8,089
OCTOBER 1912
31 B-4,217 B-5,848 B-5,850 B-5,869 B-6,629 B-6,744
B-6,783 B-6,802 B-6,952 B-8,262 B-8,469 B-8,471
B-8,484 B-8,495 B-8,505 B-8,511 B-8,645 B-8,878
B-8,934 B-8,949 B-8,958 B-8,961

NOVEMBER 1912

1 B-9,130 B-9,172 B-9,193
NOVEMBER 1912
2 B-9,356 B-9,404 B-9,420 B-9,531 B-9,534 B-9,568
B-9,569 B-9,570 B-9,607
NOVEMBER 1912
4 B-7 B-25 B-37 B-42 B-110 B-120
B-122 B-129 B-142 B-153 B-184 B-3,630
B-3,824 B-3,829 B-5,923 B-6,243 B-6,248 B-6,267
B-6,275 B-6,469 B-8,515 B-9,811 B-9,875
NOVEMBER 1912
6 B-4,36 B-4,382 B-6,285 B-6,975 B-7,041 B-7,065
B-7,600 B-8,959 B-9,011 B-9,023 B-9,047 B-9,151
B-9,273 B-9,298 B-9,319 B-9,349 B-9,350 B-9,359
B-9,392 B-9,394 B-9,405 B-9,522 B-9,525 B-9,564
B-9,625 B-9,671
NOVEMBER 1912
7 B-150 B-272 B-826 B-851 B-856 B-1,158
B-4,348 B-5,172 B-5,176 B-5,194 B-5,198 B-7,783
B-9,547 B-9,626 B-10,064 B-10,069 B-10,076 B-10,083
B-10,087 B-10,374 B-10,524 B-10,644
NOVEMBER 1912
8 B-193 B-208 B-3,904 B-3,923 B-4,013 B-4,017
B-4,019 B-4,028 B-4,034 B-4,035 B-4,051 B-4,167
B-4,173 B-4,186 B-4,187 B-4,188 B-4,192 B-4,320
B-4,370 B-4,456 B-4,463 B-4,469 B-4,497 B-4,582
B-9,667
NOVEMBER 1912
9 B-103 B-106 B-197 B-830 B-5,739 B-6,756
B-7,028 B-8,624 B-8,926 B-9,111 B-9,136 B-9,148
NOVEMBER 1912
11 B-4,578 B-5,747 B-5,753 B-5,835 B-6,060 B-6,633
B-6,646 B-6,936 B-6,972 B-6,995 B-9,042 B-9,046
NOVEMBER 1912
12 B-5,722 B-5,828 B-5,834 B-6,244 B-6,299 B-6,592
B-6,857 B-6,890
NOVEMBER 1912
13 171,432 171,925 171,932 172,701 172,703 172,723
172,728 172,731 B-3,361 B-3,548 B-6,298 B-6,446
B-6,473 B-6,477 B-8,916 B-11,737 B-11,74 B-11,859
B-12,007 B-12,107
NOVEMBER 1912
14 B-796 B-5,431 B-6,254 B-6,303 B-11,927 B-11,957
NOVEMBER 1912
15 170,221 170,222 170,435 170,574 170,610 170,612
B-1,091
NOVEMBER 1912
18 170,271 170,708 170,831 170,858 170,862 170,863
171,053 171,176 B-5,470
NOVEMBER 1912
19 170,278 170,448 170,937 170,968 170,970 171,127
171,201 171,211 171,251 171,258 171,263 171,266
171,270 171,272 171,274 171,284 171,288 171,293
171,376 171,391 171,449 171,451 B-5,384 B-5,463
NOVEMBER 1912
20 170,926 171,344 171,534 171,538 171,564 171,567
171,601 171,611 171,613 171,625 171,655 171,657
171,676 171,670 171,686 171,716 171,722 171,727
171,749 171,757 171,761 172,539 B-4,489 B-5,490
B-5,504 B-5,569 B-5,672
NOVEMBER 1912
21 169,721 170,308 170,972 171,410 171,671 171,726
171,754 171,782 171,859 171,912 171,957 171,973
171,987 171,999 172,011 172,018 172,029 172,035
172,038 172,138 172,170 172,198 172,348 172,371
172,372 B-5,494
NOVEMBER 1912
23 172,330 172,438 172,478 172,494 172,557 172,576
172,699 172,702 B-12,065
NOVEMBER 1912
25 172,377 172,628 172,657 172,716 172,735 172,757
172,804 B-12,093 B-12,150
NOVEMBER 1912
26 169,734 169,833 170,477 173,006 173,045 B-795
NOVEMBER 1912
27 170,389 172,946 173,033 173,052 173,062 173,063
173,092 173,093 173,095 173,102 B-11,581 B-11,615
B-11,672 B-11,871 B-11,895 B-11,923 B-11,947 B-11,964
NOVEMBER 1912
29 169,789 169,793 169,861 170,060 173,220 B-11,867
B-11,885 B-11,936 B-12,200
NOVEMBER 1912
30 169,750 169,815 173,251 173,252 173,323 173,325
173,340 173,361 173,366 173,367 173,373 173,381
B-11,559 B-11,612 B-11,896 B-11,926 B-11,986 B-12,127
B-12,171 B-12,175 B-12,211

DECEMBER 1912

1 B-3,384 B-4,298 B-4,318 B-4,356 B-4,433 B-4,446
B-5,339
DECEMBER 1912
2 163,616 173,466 173,661 173,662 173,770 173,853
173,921 B-1,106 B-11,905 B-11,978 B-11,988 B-12,096
B-12,220
DECEMBER 1912
3 169,873 169,940 170,070 170,090 170,149 173,390
173,428 173,456 173,465 173,486 173,487 173,497
173,504 173,511 173,553 173,561 173,622 173,718
173,735 173,748 173,757 173,767 173,768 173,791
173,794 173,801 173,803 173,828 173,901 173,914
173,989 B-1,194 B-11,966
DECEMBER 1912
4 174,087 170,134 174,138 174,186 174,205 174,207
174,216 174,313 174,360 174,394 174,396 B-1,104
DECEMBER 1912
5 170,699 173,213 174,726
DECEMBER 1912
6 173,178 173,192 173,211 173,224 173,297 174,942
DECEMBER 1912
7 174,102 175,030 175,344
DECEMBER 1912
9 173,304 174,270 175,175 175,384 175,423 B-9,874
B-9,891 B-10,094 B-10,149 B-10,171 B-10,188 B-10,199
B-10,204 B-10,210 B-10,224 B-10,245 B-10,469 B-10,480
B-10,481 B-10,490 B-10,671 B-10,672 B-10,674 B-10,682
B-10,685 B-10,686 B-10,698 B-10,701 B-10,704 B-10,706
B-10,708 B-10,721
DECEMBER 1912
10 173,359 174,214 175,359 175,372 B-10,184 B-10,196
B-10,243 B-10,637 B-10,659 B-10,716 B-10,779 B-10,788
B-10,843 B-10,867
DECEMBER 1912
11 174,769 174,850 174,873 B-10,896 B-11,146 B-11,153
DECEMBER 1912
12 107,891 170,540 170,738 171,117 174,535 174,568
174,600 174,638 174,684 174,693 175,566 176,126
176,128 176,152 176,161 176,167 176,286 B-11,142
B-11,146 B-11,188 B-11,200 B-11,225 B-11,242 B-11,248
B-11,373 B-11,421 B-11,443
DECEMBER 1912
13 170,874 170,963 171,056 171,126 174,292 174,343
174,516 174,520 174,529 176,189 176,487 176,732
176,791 176,807 176,817 176,850 B-1,254 B-9,831
B-10,945 B-11,360 B-11,461 B-11,617 B-11,644 B-11,787
B-11,806 B-11,816 B-11,822 B-11,829 B-11,902 B-11,931
B-12,022
DECEMBER 1912
14 171,064 176,344 176,438 176,772 176,778 176,802
B-11,843
DECEMBER 1912
16 173,861 176,904 177,054 177,104 B-1,039 B-8,283
B-8,328 B-8,337 B-8,341 B-8,344 B-8,406 B-8,422
B-8,440 B-8,483 B-8,501 B-8,518 B-8,525 B-8,538
B-8,567 B-8,588 B-8,597 B-9,717 B-10,486 B-10,613
B-10,958 B-10,961 B-10,972 B-10,980 B-11,104 B-11,151
B-11,177 B-11,178 B-11,185 B-11,189 B-11,222 B-11,231
B-11,248 B-11,252 B-11,255 B-11,257 B-11,259 B-11,275
B-11,767 B-11,770 B-11,924 B-12,030 B-12,055 B-12,072
DECEMBER 1912
17 B-1,188 B-6,599 B-6,625 B-9,733 B-8,018 B-8,098
B-8,133 B-8,213 B-8,214 B-8,233 B-8,266 B-8,459
B-8,466 B-8,547 B-8,560 B-8,688 B-8,889 B-8,895
B-8,908 B-8,925 B-9,281 B-9,325 B-9,426 B-9,449
B-9,559 B-9,733 B-10,148 B-10,445
DECEMBER 1912
18 172,765 173,963 B-4,856 B-5,928 B-5,965 B-6,057
B-6,096 B-6,147 B-6,156 B-7,513 B-7,539 B-7,546
B-7,790 B-7,801 B-7,802 B-7,967 B-8,087 B-8,105
B-8,109 B-8,668 B-8,672 B-8,715 B-8,724 B-9,074
B-9,105 B-9,535 B-9,560 B-9,656
DECEMBER 1912
19 173,349 173,388 173,947 174,172 178,440 178,956
179,010 179,013 179,944 B-5,907 B-5,896 B-5,970
B-5,975 B-6,094 B-6,104 B-7,497 B-7,499 B-8,594
B-8,628 B-8,677 B-9,463 B-9,913
DECEMBER 1912
20 171,654 179,174 179,319 179,386 179,398 179,450
179,602 179,691 179,692 B-1,054 B-5,960 B-7,457
DECEMBER 1912
21 179,521 180,195 180,060 180,180 180,213 180,221
180,225
DECEMBER 1912
23 179,489 179,492 179,516 179,561 179,576 179,728
179,752 179,802 179,916 180,011 180,072 180,088
180,126 180,196 180,247 180,341 180,374
DECEMBER 1912
24 177,308 177,849 178,262 178,311 178,320 178,430
178,535 178,553 178,618 178,653 178,703 178,728
178,801 178,804 179,018 179,087 179,153 179,156
179,158 179,159 179,178 179,190 179,207 179,231
179,483 179,523 179,541 179,654 179,662 180,234
180,584 180,602 180,706 180,737 180,798 180,937
DECEMBER 1912
28 175,687 175,966 175,981 175,993 176,263 176,420
177,296 179,664 182,041 182,047 182,049 182,068
182,120
DECEMBER 1912
30 175,599 175,971 180,924 182,332 182,367 182,654
DECEMBER 1912
31 176,450 177,497 177,558 177,610 177,993 181,974
181,324 182,428 182,444 182,445 182,454 182,598
182,640 182,723 182,742 182,775 183,246 B-11,316

JANUARY 1913

Ford seemed to resume a numerical sequence in calendar 1913. The beginning engine number on January 1, 1913 was 183,564. They built 670 engines that day, ending with number 184,233.

Data compiled from Accession 623, “Accounts Receivable, 1904-1914,” at the Research Center, Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.

© Bruce W. McCalley. Rev. February 22, 2007

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