FORD MODEL T 🔧 History: Henry Ford’s Automobile (Historical Documentary: Early American Automotive)

FORD MODEL T 🔧 History: Henry Ford’s Automobile (Historical Documentary: Early American Automotive)

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History of the Ford Model T
Henry Ford had only a modest education
he didn’t invent the gasoline engine he
didn’t invent the automobile in fact he
never really invented anything and yet
by the time he died in 1947 Ford and the
company he founded had a profound effect
on the world he taught to drive given
all that he accomplished it’s hard to
believe that Henry Ford was almost 40
when he established the Ford Motor
Company at the time America was more
agricultural and industrial and
horseless carriages were toys for a
wealthy few
but in just four decades Henry Ford had
in his own words invented the modern age
join me now as biography presents Andry
he gave the car to America I think an
important may have been the most
influential man of the 20th century he
made bitter enemies he was a nasty
individual he believed in hard work and
he demanded hard work to work in force
at that time you had to give up dignity
manhood he was praised by everyone from
President Herbert Hoover the public
enemy number 1 John Dillinger and he’s a
man who changed the way we all live
he was an American legend who gave us
mass production the Model T the v8 and
the traffic jam it’s all because of my
great grandfather
Henry Ford this man who gave America the
automobile and mass production was born
while the Civil War was still raging
July 30th 1863 William and Mary Ford the
owner of one of the more substantial
homesteads in Dearborn Michigan had
their first surviving child a son Henry
and report didn’t like the hard life of
farming that he’d been born into but at
least the local one-room schoolhouse
offered some escape from the long hours
and endless chores and he was naturally
curious Henry Ford was a natural-born
mechanic he had an innate ability one of
the first places that he was able to
begin to hone that ability was when he
received a watch for his 13th birthday
like a lot of little boys who wanted to
know about machines he took that watch
apart unlike most little boys he was
able to put the watch back together
again but in 1876 Henry Ford’s orderly
world fell apart his beloved mother Mary
died during childbirth
Henry was 12 the loss left him reeling
Henry had a story about the first time
he ever saw a working machine it
happened just after his mother had died
and psychologists wonder whether this
had some sort of effect the two events
being linked he was going along with his
father and he saw one of the farm
machines that were used in those days
coming towards him down the track but
with one addition it was moving itself
because the the engineer had fixed the
chain from the axle of the machine to
the wheels so it was a sort of crude
self propelling motor car and for Henry
Ford this was like the road to Damascus
he never seen anything like this
Ford knew then that he wanted to work
with machines so at the age of 16 he
left the farm and walked the nine miles
into Detroit there he eventually found
worked at the dry dock company makers of
iron boats it gave him a chance to work
on motors
towards practical education had begun
after apprenticing for three years Henry
Ford determined that he’d learned all he
was going to at the dry dock and
returned to the family farm but he
didn’t leave his love of machines behind
in the big city
he hired on with the Westinghouse
company to demonstrate and repair
machines throughout southern Michigan
during this period Henry met a young
friend of his sister Mary her name was
Clara Bryant and he knew she was right
Clara resisted at first but finally
relented on a spring day in 1888 wearing
a wedding dress she had made herself
Clara Jane Bryant married Henry Ford
Ford built this home for his young bride
and tried to settle down to life on the
farm but the farmer’s life didn’t
satisfy Andrew Ford’s ambition the
industrial age was taking root in the
cities and Ford wanted to be a part of
the excitement on a trip to Detroit Ford
had become interested in the
gasoline-powered automobile like this
one built by the Duryea brothers of
Springfield Massachusetts there was a
revolution going on and Ford wanted in
in 1891 Henry Ford moved his young wife
to Detroit and took a job at the Edison
illuminating company here he moved
swiftly through the ranks more than
doubling his starting salary when he was
promoted to chief engineer and the extra
income helped on November 6th 1893 Clara
Ford gave birth to a hardy baby boy
Edsel Bryant Ford newly inspired Ford
set out to build that gasoline-powered
vehicle that had been taking shape in
his mind
Henry Swan had an enormous capacity of a
concentration he became something of a
math professor when he was actually
working on a project and so when he was
building his first internal combustion
engine his own version of it he got so
wrapped up that he brought it home on
Christmas Eve when his poor wife was
cooking the turkey and getting the meal
ready and everything and right in the
middle of all this he stuck the machine
on the kitchen sink screwed it to the
got his wife who’s whose hands were all
covered with gravy and stuff to actually
drip gasoline into the top of it he
connected the wires and started the
machine and was quite oblivious to the
fact that he was filling the kitchen
with clouds of exhaust smoke
in a shed behind his home Ford’s
automobiles slowly took shape with the
help of friends from the Edison Company
he began building the vehicle he called
the quadricycle it was called this for
good reason his plan called for two
bicycles to be placed side by side and
powered by a crude gasoline engine on
the night of June 4th 1896 he was ready
for a test run aside from one breakdown
the trip was a success
Henry Ford had made his first car it was
only three years later that Ford took a
local backer for a ride around Detroit
by the time that ride was over they were
in business
the Detroit automobile company opened
with Ford as the mechanical
superintendent but the venture only
lasted a year Ford could make a car run
but he wasn’t capable yet of
manufacturing enough of those cars to
make a company
Ford wasn’t discouraged though he
hatched a new plan to build a racer Ford
saw racing as a way to spread the the
word about his cars and spread the name
of his cars that was one of the reasons
that he and his backers in his second
company finally parted the part of the
way is because they got tired of him
racing they wanted him to devote his
energies to the production car the Ford
continued racing and with the notoriety
got the backers he needed to form the
Ford Motor Company he designed his
company’s first car and set out to
conquer production problems that had
plagued him in the past he set up shop
hired men put out a car and waited in
July nineteen three Ord sold his first
car a Model A to a Chicago dentist
two-time failure Henry Ford at the age
of 40 was about to experience success
beyond anything he dreamed possible
by 1904 over 500 Model A’s had been sold
Henry Ford here pictured with his son
Edsel T celebrated this success by
buying his first dress-suit
at the same time Ford Motor Company was
upgrading the line with the model B it
was bigger more powerful and
considerably more expensive than the
Model A but Henry Ford just couldn’t get
comfortable with the notion of a luxury
car from the beginning there seemed to
have been two strands in American car
making there were the people who are
making horseless carriages for the rich
loading them down making them heavy and
luxurious and then there was Henry Ford
who had this idea that a car should be
able to go along the rutted tracks
should be able to drive across a plowed
field a farmer should be able to use it
and take a wheel off it and fix a chain
to it and and cut some trees down or
hustle some corn that was all he was
interested in from the start Henry Ford
brought this vision into the shop and
tinkered until he came up with his ideal
automobile the Model T the Model T was
simple reliable for its day it was very
very rugged it had very high it was
fairly high off the ground a good ground
clearance which sounds like an odd thing
to use in his advantage but in the days
when roads were often wagon ruts with
ground clearance was very important and
it was also cheap
the Model T was an astounding success it
went on sale in October 1980 and within
a few months Ford was forced to announce
that the company couldn’t accept new
orders the factory was already swamped
months behind Henry Ford had succeeded
in making an automobile for the masses
but it left him with a problem how to
build up production to satisfy demand at
the time craftsman building cars at
stationary workbenches could produce 25
Model T’s a day but 25 1 enough so Henry
Ford and his engineers came up with a
revolutionary new idea
the moving assembly line
August 1913 a chassis was put in motion
at Ford’s Highland Park plant it moved
past a line of carefully positioned men
and components at peak efficiency the
old system had spit out a finished T in
12 and a half man-hours with the chassis
in motion that time dropped to less than
half in a year it took just 93 minutes
to make a car with production getting
more and more efficient Ford was able to
cut hundreds of dollars off the price of
his car cutting prices enabled Ford to
achieve what he claimed were his two
aims in life to bring the pleasures of
the automobile to as many people as
possible and to provide a large number
of high paying jobs for his workers but
there was a factor in the equation that
he hadn’t yet considered mass production
was burning up labour the worker had
only to do a single task as the job
passed his station time after time hour
after hour day after day the endless
repetition took its toll the work at
Ford’s at that time you had to give up
your dignity your manhood and your self
sense you had no control over those
things at all you just at the mercy of
the Ford Motor Company if you worked on
that Lane you you sweated you you really
were you were there’s kind of a slave
for that way and you went to bed that
night and you dreamed about but working
you worked all night long in your dreams
the turnover rate became such a problem
that the company had to hire close to a
thousand men for every hundred jobs you
hope to fill and hiring and training men
cost money something had to be done
again Ford came up with an answer the
five dollar day Henry Ford would pay his
workers more than twice the going rate
it was front page news across the
country workers flocked to the gates of
Ford Motor Company the five dollar day
made good business sense but Ford was
also genuinely trying to improve the
lives of his workers Henry Ford had
experienced a healthy dose of success
with the Model T and again with the five
dollar day on the strength of this
public approval Ford began to feel that
he should speak out on other issues
with Europe exploding into war he tried
international politics a young reporter
sent out to interview Ford came back
with a story quoting the car maker is
saying that he would give everything he
possessed to stop the war as the story
spread a noted peace activist approached
Henry Ford she found him a willing
Ford agreed to attend a meeting that
very weekend in New York there his name
was added to a delegation that would
petition the warring governments they
weren’t the sort of people that he would
normally have got involved in but they
did flatter him it was a simple sort of
solution charter a ship go to Europe
stop the war Henry Ford can produce a
Model T
why can’t he stop a world war it was it
was an illustration both of his idealism
and now of his arrogance the peace
delegation was far from United around
the cause as members fell to arguing and
backbiting the shipboard press delighted
in sending scathing stories home by the
time the ship docked in Norway Ford was
deeply discouraged he left for the
state’s just a few days after landing
back home though Ford found himself
again a hero to the common man a
modern-day Don Quixote maybe it had been
foolish to think that he could end the
war but even his critics admitted that
at least he had tried when America did
enter the war Henry Ford stood by his
country with American boys leaving home
Ford opened his company’s facilities to
the government the government and the
country for that matter considered Henry
Ford capable of producing miracles
novelties served as ambulances and staff
and with allied shipping in the North
Atlantic plagued by German submarines
the Navy turned to Ford to build the
Eagle boat a sub chaser but by Armistice
Day only a handful had been delivered
with the war over Ford could turn his
attention to other matters and there was
one matter he found especially
irritating it was the issue of who
really controlled Ford Motor Company
I think things really began to change
for Henry Ford in 1919 when he bought
out all his stockholders and he
increasingly felt that they were
interfering with the way he wanted to
run the company and with his wife and
with Edsel became the sole owners of for
moto from that point on he personally
had the majority stock from that point
on he was in effect dictator of Ford
Motor Company he didn’t have to answer
to anybody else
personally now I think this is a classic
case of absolute power corrupts
and what Henry Ford planned to do with
that power was far grander than anything
he had done before the tough shrewd
businessmen that ran Ford Motor Company
was a much different man at home with
the family as I remember my
great-grandfather he was very sort of
tall and thin and he had the most
incredibly hard handshake and I remember
that because each time I went there he
always shook my hand first and then gave
me a kiss alone and I always used to
think oh my god he’s broken my bones
he was very soft as far as being around
children was concerned I mean he wasn’t
don’t do this don’t do that that kind of
I think he enjoyed it when we did come
around to play Henry Ford was a dreamer
once the old stockholders had been
bought out he was free to lead Ford
Motor Company anywhere his imagination
took in and that was often a long way
from auto making he also produced the
Fordson tractor
he tried to bring aviation to everyone’s
driveway with a single passenger flivver
playing henry ford operated an early
airmail route and the first regularly
scheduled passenger flights here
promoted by the our gang kids he set up
and funded several experimental schools
and at the Edison Institute at
Greenfield Village Ford’s Museum and
restored American town he created the
tribute to the spirit of innovation
honoring such greats as his friend
Thomas Edison but the grandest of Henry
Ford’s dreams was the Rouge a plant that
was itself a giant machine he built that
plant along the banks of the Rouge River
in Dearborn Michigan and in its time it
was the greatest industrial complex on
it is still today an industrial wonder a
lasting tribute to the power of Henry
Ford’s dreams and his incredible
determination about the time that the
first blast furnaces at the Rouge were
being fired Henry Ford again offered the
world his thinking but this time his
thinking was tainted by anti-semitism
anti-semitism was a very common in the
farm communities of the Midwest at the
end of the last century it went with
mistrust of the east of the banking
system all sorts of things like this and
Henry Ford’s prejudices were those of an
ordinary Midwest farmer the tragedy of
it was that he had the money and the
conceit to put his ideas on paper and
actually publish his own magazine which
spread it all around America and of
course made him a laughingstock
through the Dearborn independent Ford
blamed the Jewish people for everything
from World War two short skirts cheap
movies and jazz music it wasn’t until he
faced a libel suit public disapproval
and the continued pleas of friends that
Henry Ford tendered an apology but there
were those who doubted the sincerity of
that apology in July 1938 Ford accepted
Germany’s Grand Cross the highest honor
the Third Reich could bestow on a
as the twenties war on Rouge workers
continued to pump out hundreds of
thousands of Model T’s but Henry Ford
began to find himself falling behind the
times he liked an older America he was
never comfortable in the modern world
that he had helped to shape his son
Edsel by this time second-in-command at
Ford was from another generation
entirely he liked jazz contemporary art
and an occasional cocktail Henry Ford
was a teetotaler
he preferred bird-watching and old-time
country dancing in this rare footage for
demonstrates just how far he’d go to
popularize those old steps even choosing
an occasional Ford executive as a
partner while Henry Ford was dancing the
marketplace was changing in ways that he
could never understand for the first
time in almost two decades Ford’s tin
Lizzie had a serious competitor the car
that really did in the Model T was the
Chevrolet General Motors recognized
fairly early what Edsel Ford had
recognized that once the market was the
actual need for automobiles was
satisfied you needed a way to continue
to convince people to buy new cars even
if they didn’t really need one even if
they’re old one wasn’t worn out one of
the ways you do that is to change the
way of cars looked every year and you
make the car look more pleasing in May
1927 the Model T era came to a close the
success of the Chevrolet demonstrated
that the public wanted style and not
just utility the tin Lizzie was
hopelessly outdated relegated to a
recycling campaign
for years Ford Motor Company had been
dedicated to a single purpose producing
Model T’s what the market demanded
change EPSA 1 that really convinced his
father Henry Ford that you know we ought
to bring up the Model A dad because the
T is a perfectly good car but we built
it for 20 years and we haven’t made any
changes and change was just what Ford
needed but it came at a cost thousands
of Ford workers were laid off they sat
home six months while Henry Ford tried
to figure out some way to get back into
the marketplace at the age of 64 he was
starting over but the old man was up to
the challenge with the release of a
brand new model a Ford Motor Company
came roaring back to life Model A was an
excellent automobile it wasn’t it wasn’t
revolutionary like the Model T it wasn’t
a car that pushed the boundaries of
automobile design but it was a
thoroughly up-to-date thoroughly modern
car the Model A was a rare triumph for
the partnership of Henry and Edsel Ford
over the years their relationship had
fallen apart Henry wanted his son to be
tougher more assertive he thought that
reversing his son’s decisions and
disagreeing with him at every turn he
would force Edsel to fight back
I think he was just a weaker person he
didn’t have the strength I mean a Henry
Ford I think was much tougher Edsel was
just a really nice guy
well nice guys don’t necessarily go
places in life with the success of the
Model A though Henry and Edsel Ford were
going in the same direction it was
perhaps the only automobile on which the
two really collaborated very much Henry
had a lot to do with the mechanical
details of the car
Edsel had a lot to do with the way the
car looked had they been able to
collaborate like that
both earlier and had they been able to
continue that collaboration Ford might
not have lost its lead to General Motors
October 1929 shocking news from Wall
Street the stock market had crashed
millions were out of work of course
Ford’s great personal fortune kept him
far removed from the nation’s suffering
normally public speaking paralyzed Ford
but here he joined good friends Thomas
Edison and Harvey Firestone in an
historic radio broadcast offering their
wisdom on the depression as removed from
the suffering of the common man as Henry
Ford and become even he was about to
find the depression striking close to
home right at the gates of his great
Rouge River plant
the Depression devastated working
America for many there were no jobs no
money no hope
Ford Motor Company was better off than
most the company rode out the first year
or two on the strong showing of the
model a Henry Ford even fought a one-man
war against the depression by raising
his workers wages and dropping the price
of his automobile but he could only hold
out for so long in 1931 the depression
caught up to Ford after three years on
the market model a sales fell
dramatically the Chevrolet with its
six-cylinder engine and the new Plymouth
cut into Ford’s market share once again
Ford was forced to shut down production
and send workers home those who stayed
found their wages cut frustration boiled
over on a bitterly cold day a crowd
gathered to march on the Rouge plant and
confront Henry Ford with a demand for
more jobs
at the Dearborn City Limits local police
had masked but the marchers ignored
their orders to disperse police attacked
and a full-scale riot broke out
machine gun fire finally dispersed the
in the aftermath of the fighting for
young marchers lay dead
a fifth died several days later there
were no new jobs what finally brought
the workers back to the ruse was yet
another of Henry Ford’s inspirations the
Ford v8 the v8 was Ford’s last great
triumph Chevrolet had brought out a six
cylinder engine which was more powerful
than forged four Henry didn’t like
six-cylinder engines so he wanted to go
to a v8
a v8 Ford something that a roadster
could probably do 7080 miles an hour you
strip it like though even faster
tributes from all over celebrated Ford’s
returned to genius his fan mail included
some surprises John Dillinger public
enemy number one wrote Henry Ford saying
hello old pal you have a wonderful car
it’s a treat to drive one your slogan
should be drive a Ford and watch the
other cars fall behind you I can make
any other car take a Ford’s dust and
Clyde Barrow Bonnie and Clyde Fame also
felt moved to compliment Ford even if my
business hasn’t been strictly legal he
wrote it don’t hurt anything to tell you
what a fine car you got in the v8 with
the success of the v8 Ford found time to
turn his attention to Herbert Hoover’s
1932 re-election campaign Ford was still
painfully shy about public speaking but
he offered these words
Americans and record numbers disagreed
with Henry quartz politics in 1932 but
given the sales of his v8 Henry Ford and
his son Edsel had reason to feel
optimistic as they looked ahead they’ve
been asking us what we think of the
coming year all I can say is that we
feel pretty good about the outlook in
the United States even when it is
running in lowers a pretty big business
proposition but I believe the country is
getting ready to make a very decided
step forward next year and we’re doing
all that we can to help it along what do
you think of that father
well I think everybody has decided that
they’ve got to go to work and I think
from now on there’s no one can stop this
great country from going ahead and those
that went to work at Ford found Labor
Relations falling apart Henry Ford said
that the average man wouldn’t do a day’s
work unless he was clocked and couldn’t
get out of it
inside his plants he saw to it that
nobody shortchanged him ford supervisors
and foreman many of the Mex cons and
boxers ruled the plant through fear and
coercion when more production was needed
the line was simply sped up heaven
helped the man who couldn’t keep pace
the whip was hired I used to come home
so tired
my wife just have to rub my hands
because he used a hand salon and and
fall asleep I used to fall asleep
reading a newspaper I’m just a young man
my working life at Ford
I’ve never been to hell but heard a lot
about it so it was like working in hell
the harassment the threats the working
conditions and they continued watching
over you by what they had called at that
Starman it was like big brother was
watching you Henry Ford was behind
everything in the 1930s he he cloaked
what he was doing behind something
called the service department and the
goons that he employed to terrorize
workers but there’s no doubt it’s what
it’s what Henry Ford wanted as well he’d
become old his arteries at hardened in
terms of his spirit he was a different
man from the young an idealist who’d who
got things started
Ford and his workers had come a long way
together over those years first through
generosity later through intimidation he
had been able to hold the line against
the unions
even after Chrysler and General Motors
had been organized but finally in May of
37 hostilities reached a head union
organizers led by Walter Reuther and
Richard frank enstein
had received a permit to hand out
leaflets at Ford they made it to the top
of the overpass leading to the plant
then they were met by members of the
ford service department
the fight at the gates of Ford left the
union leaders battered but no further
ahead in their struggle it took another
four years of pushing and pulling before
something finally broke April 1st 1941
and the doer one of the workers in the
rolling mill changed labor history at
Ford one day and it just got fed up you
know and he and the foreman had an
argument you know all of a sudden we did
Irish brogue a Scottish brogue god
dammit I’m tired of taking this BS and
away from being strikes I’m gonna strike
it Oh strike strike the guy with Holland
it just be strike strike you know strike
strike just from one department to the
other in the rolling mill that’s where
all the finish of the steel with me
without steel you can’t make a damn car
Ford was preparing for a long fight when
his wife surprised him by joining the
Clara Ford demanded that he settled with
the Union it was totally out of
character for her to interfere but Clara
was afraid the situation would explode
into real violence and so she threatened
to leave her husband if he didn’t put an
end to the hostilities Ford called his
representative and told him to sign and
that was that Ford Motor Company was a
union shop
while peace was restored for the moment
Henry Ford was about to face personal
tragedy on its most profound level Edsel
Ford had been president of Ford Motor
Company since he was 25 years old but
that was never any doubt about who
really ran the show Henry Ford was an
engineer in a tinkerer and that’s what
was a completely different man that’s
what was a very gentle man it was a man
who endowed the Arts in Detroit Etzel
was a designer Etzel was a modern
thinker and he was the kind of man it
seems to me that his father Henry Ford
had a difficult time dealing with
because they were really opposite
personalities I think Henry Ford the
history Brooks will always look upon the
first Henry Ford as as you know the
originator of the company and so forth
and so on and yeah I do absolutely
believe that so Ford was under Walker
what Edsel Ford lacked was the ability
to stand up to his father for years
Henry Ford undermined his son at every
opportunity in a campaign to make him
stronger Edsel Ford internalized the
conflict and carried on at Ford his
steady presence of balance to Henry’s
unpredictable ways when world war ii
broke out the Allies suffered defeat
after defeat the nation naturally looked
to industry for help everyone was
expected to pitch in
Ford was asked to produce jeeps troop
carriers trucks tanks and more but the
company’s most important project was the
b-24 Liberator bomber
before to coaching his 80th birthday and
not yet recovered from a 1941 stroke
Supervision fell largely to Edsel and he
had medical problems of his own
still company spokesmen were optimistic
enough to predict that one b-24 would
roll out of their plant every hour but
by the end of 40 to only 56 planes had
been built for shores of the prediction
in may 1943 Edsel Ford died a number of
illnesses contributed to his death
stomach cancer liver cancer and in the
last irony undulant fever the result of
drinking unpasteurized milk from his
father’s dairy
and he said that Henry Ford was never
the same after his son’s death
but at the age of 80 in spite of his
clearly diminished capacity the old man
once again took up the reins of Ford
Motor Company the news concerned
Washington as the nation’s third largest
defense contractor Ford was a major part
of the war effort with production in
serious trouble there was talk of
bringing in outside managers or even
nationalizing the plant in August 1943
the Navy sent 26 year-old henry ford ii
home to Dearborn and the Ford Motor
Company maybe Henry Ford’s grandson
could bring some order to the chaos that
Ford had become one of the executives of
Ford after the Second World War Jack
Davis said the company wasn’t dying it
was dead and rigor mortis had already
set in four months Clara Ford had been
pushing her husband to step down and let
their grandson take over but Ford held
out finally
Edd’s olds Widow Eleanor confronted him
father-in-law she threatened to sell her
considerable holdings in Ford if her son
wasn’t immediately named president the
old man finally relented
in September 1945 the crown was passed
to Henry Ford the second with his active
role in the company behind him Henry
Ford began to disconnect from the world
he passed some time at Greenfield
Village and was trotted out on occasion
at a company function but the stores of
energy that had sustained him well into
his 70s had been spent on an April
evening in 1947 Henry Ford laid his head
on his wife’s shoulder and drifted away
the cause of death was a cerebral
hemorrhage he was 83 tens of thousands
of people lined up to view Henry Ford’s
body as it lay in state
some factories closed others shut down
for a moment of silence in all it’s
estimated that close to 7 million
workers were involved in some
demonstration of sympathy for the man
who had irrevocably changed their lives
and in Detroit motorists were asked to
come to a complete stop at the time the
automaker’s body was being lowered into
the ground for that second the
automobiles came to a stop Detroit was
returned to the way Henry Ford had found
it had already been raining a couple of
days in Michigan when Henry Ford
returned home from a vacation it was the
spring of 47 on his second day back the
Rouge River flooded and took out the
private powerhouse that supplied his
home with heat and light that evening
and rain his wife turned in early the
power still hadn’t returned in their
room was lit only by an oil lamp and a
few candles before the night was out
Henry Ford the father of mass production
the inventor of the modern age left the
world just as he had come into it 84
years earlier by candlelight

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  1. Great! This helped me a lot thumbs up and subscribed ^-^ i am working on a research paper about the model t and now i can apply some more knowledge thanks to this video!

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  3. In recent years, there have been several attempts to re-write history and claim that Ford's Model T was not designed to run on ethanol/alcohol. Attempts have also been made to re-write history to say that John Rockefeller did not use Prohibition to shut down the alcohol fuel industry.

    I just published a thorough review and analysis of Ford's intentions for the Model T, as well as an eye opening look at what I believe John Rockefeller intended to do.

    The story is called: Yes, Tin Lizzie Was An Alcoholic

    You can find it at .

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