First Ford Model T Production Card, September 27, 1908

Summary

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.

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.

Artifact

Record (Document)

Date Made

27 September 1908

Subject Date

27 September 1908

Creators

Ford Motor Company. Piquette Avenue Plant 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

Created by Ford Motor Company at the Piquette Avenue Plant, Detroit, Michigan.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.641.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Handwriting
Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5 in

Width: 8 in

Inscriptions

Printed at top: FORD MOTOR COMPANY / MANUFACTURING DEPARTMENT / Car No. [handwritten:] 1

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