1913 Ford Model T Touring Car


Few people could afford the Model T when it was introduced in 1908. But Ford’s moving assembly line increased production volume, and prices fell dramatically from $850 to $260 by 1925. The Model T gave personal mobility to more than 15 million rural and urban Americans and ushered in the automobile age. Light and powerful, it had a three-point suspension that could negotiate rough roads, and parts were available at dealers in small and large communities across America. This car belonged to Harvey W. Locke, a designer and inventor of cameras and camera parts in Rochester, New York.

Date Made: 1913Used Date: 1913-1935

Maker: Ford Motor Company

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Harvey Carlton Locke

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TR.311052.01Catalog Number: 311052.01Accession Number: 120103

Object Name: automobileOther Terms: automobile; automobile, 1913; Road; Automobile

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-6487-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_841477

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