Thomas A. Edison and Ford, Fort Myers, FL

Date:
C. 1935

Thomas Edison poses in front of a Ford Model T (possibly his personal vehicle, given as a gift by Henry Ford).

Location:
2350 McGregor Blvd Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Identifier:
2011.06.020.1
Institution:
Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Model T. Ford, Thomas A. Edison Winter Home - Fort Myers, Fla.

Date:
C. 1950

An early photograph taken inside the Edison museum: Thomas Edison's personal Model, originally a gift from Henry Ford, is displayed.

Location:
2350 McGregor Blvd Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Identifier:
2011.06.016.1
Institution:
Edison and Ford Winter Estates

1916 Ford Model T Touring Car: The Tin Lizzie

Date:
c. 1910s
Creator:
Ford Motor Co.

As a teenage farmhand, Samuel Treon, of Red Cross, Northumberland County, drove this Ford Model T on errands and to church. Treon was one of many Americans whose first horseless carriage was the famous Model T, affectionately known as the "Tin Lizzie."Between 1908 and 1927 Henry Ford produced over fifteen million of his practical and affordable Model Ts. Ford's mass-production of the Model T forced many of Pennsylvania's early auto manufacturers who operated small shops out of business.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

Chassis Assembly Line At Ford - Body Drop

Date:
c. 1900-1910

Appeared in a book by the Ford Motor Co. This photograph depicts an outdoor assembly line. Workers are preparing to lower the bodies of Model Ts onto their chassis.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0035
Institution:
American Heritage

Magneto Assembly Line At Ford

Date:
c. 1900-1910

This photograph shows workers assembling Model T wheels on the innovative magneto assembly line, which sped up production considerably.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0036
Institution:
American Heritage Archives