1928 Ford Model A Touring Car, Owned by Thomas Edison

Summary

When Henry Ford introduced the Model A, his first all-new car in 19 years, he gave the first example to his close friend and mentor, inventor Thomas Edison. At Edison's request, the car was rebuilt with an open touring-style body, and Ford made further updates over the years. Edison used this Model A until his death in 1931.

When Henry Ford introduced the Model A, his first all-new car in 19 years, he gave the first example to his close friend and mentor, inventor Thomas Edison. At Edison's request, the car was rebuilt with an open touring-style body, and Ford made further updates over the years. Edison used this Model A until his death in 1931.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1928

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Model A Ford Museum (Hickory Corners, MI)

Object ID

43.30.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mina Miller Edison.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Glass (Material)
Rubber (Material)
Leather
Nickel (Metal)

Color

Dark blue
Black (Color)
Light blue
Gold (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.875 in  (Bore)

Length: 4.25 in  (Stroke)

Horsepower: 24 hp  (17.90 kW)

Width: 65 in

Height: 72 in

Wheelbase: 103.5 in

Length: 153.5 in

Inscriptions

Radiator: FORD

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