1914 Ford Model T Touring Car, Given to John Burroughs by Henry Ford

Summary

This 1914 Touring Car is one of several Model T cars given to naturalist John Burroughs by his friend Henry Ford. Ford Motor Company experienced a milestone year in 1914. The automaker fully implemented the moving assembly line at its Highland Park plant, and it introduced the Five Dollar Day profit-sharing plan for its employees.

This 1914 Touring Car is one of several Model T cars given to naturalist John Burroughs by his friend Henry Ford. Ford Motor Company experienced a milestone year in 1914. The automaker fully implemented the moving assembly line at its Highland Park plant, and it introduced the Five Dollar Day profit-sharing plan for its employees.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1914

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

71.82.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Elizabeth Burroughs Kelley.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Glass (Material)
Wood (Plant Material)
Imitation leather
Rubber (Material)
Upholstery
Brass (Alloy)

Color

Black (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.75 in  (Bore)

Length: 4 in  (Stroke)

Horsepower: 20 hp  (14.91 kW)

Width: 65 in

Height: 76 in

Wheelbase: 100 in

Length: 131 in

Weight: 1200 lbs

Specifications

Make & Model: 1914 Ford Model T touring car

Maker: Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan

Engine: inline-4, L-head valves, 177 cubic inches

Transmission: 2 speed manual

Height: 76 inches

Width: 65 inches

Wheelbase: 100 inches

Overall length: 134.5 inches

Weight: 1200

Horsepower: 20 at 1600 revolutions per minute

Pounds per horsepower: 60

Price: $550

Average 1914 wage: $627

Time you'd work to buy this car: about 10-1/2 months

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