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TITLE
John Nicolson in his Ford, 1912
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_HF_13_004_018
PLACENAME
unknown
DISTRICT
unknown
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
UNKNOWN
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
42580
KEYWORDS
motor cars
road vehicles
John Nicolson in his Ford, 1912

No model number is available but it is suggested that this automobile is a Ford, bought in Birmingham shortly before World War I for £300.

The Ford motor company was started in 1903, and grew to become one of the largest corporations in the world. The company located the headquarters and productions in Michigan, USA in 1913. Their innovative techniques in motor construction, such as using an assembly line where each of the workers does a specific task over and over, meant that vehicles could be produced more quickly and cheaply. The different models were at first named with different letters of the alphabet, with Model T being probably the most well-known. Model Ts were produced between 1908 and 1927.

The 4 door car in this photograph features a large horn to alert stray animals or pedestrians, and secured on the running board is a spare fuel tin.

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John Nicolson in his Ford, 1912

UNKNOWN

1910s

motor cars; road vehicles

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum Photographic Collection

No model number is available but it is suggested that this automobile is a Ford, bought in Birmingham shortly before World War I for £300. <br /> <br /> The Ford motor company was started in 1903, and grew to become one of the largest corporations in the world. The company located the headquarters and productions in Michigan, USA in 1913. Their innovative techniques in motor construction, such as using an assembly line where each of the workers does a specific task over and over, meant that vehicles could be produced more quickly and cheaply. The different models were at first named with different letters of the alphabet, with Model T being probably the most well-known. Model Ts were produced between 1908 and 1927. <br /> <br /> The 4 door car in this photograph features a large horn to alert stray animals or pedestrians, and secured on the running board is a spare fuel tin.