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