Letter to Clara Ford from Anderson Electric Car Company, 1915

Summary

Surprisingly, Clara Ford, wife of Henry Ford, did not drive a Ford Motor Company vehicle. Electric cars were heavily marketed to and popular with female motorists. Electrics didn't require crank starting or gear shifting, and they produced no noise or fumes. Anderson Electric, maker of her car, hoped the influential Mrs. Ford might recommend these advantages to her friends.

Surprisingly, Clara Ford, wife of Henry Ford, did not drive a Ford Motor Company vehicle. Electric cars were heavily marketed to and popular with female motorists. Electrics didn't require crank starting or gear shifting, and they produced no noise or fumes. Anderson Electric, maker of her car, hoped the influential Mrs. Ford might recommend these advantages to her friends.

Artifact

Letter (Correspondence)

Subject Date

21 April 1915

Collection Title

Fair Lane Papers Subgroup 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.1.410

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10.875 in

Width: 8.375 in

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