1912 Ford The Universal Car Sales, Service Thunderbird Advertising Sign,model T,
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1912 Ford The Universal Car Sales, Service Thunderbird Advertising Sign,model T,:
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Vintage 1912 Ford Thunderbird The Universal Car Advertising Sign, Model T, Cincinnati Ohio Avenue Garage...
This is a rare sign that I don't think you will ever see again.
Made by and ink stamped Elwood Myers Spring??? cant read the rest but I assume Springfield Ohio.
Recent attic find in Cheviot Ohio a suburb of Cincinnati.
Sign is thin tin with all text embossed. (everyletter)I am told this business was there in 1912 and that goes with all I can find out about the Universal Car Logo that Henry Ford hated and got rid of.
Has STRONG color and even some gloss it is amazing it still exists. This is a NICE sign that will be the centerpiece of any vintage garage collection.
Also states, Service, Sales ad Accessories Phone Warsaw 1924.
Measures 19 3/4 by 13 5/8 inches. Perfect display size. The many photos show the condition. I will let them speak for themselves.
If you need more photos just ask.
1912 - The Universal Car.
For a brief time, Ford did move away from the oval design and used a winged triangle design on their cars. Originally designed to symbolize speed, lightness, grace and stability, the logo was produced in orange or dark blue and carried the words "The Universal Car". Henry Ford disliked the design and it was swiftly discontinued.
YES, I will ship to Japan, Just pay any additional postage.
Sold just as found. As is where is so always know what you are offerding on. Stated postage is for the continental United States Only. Foreign postage will be more and calculated at the end of the sale.14 day return policy for any reason, After 14 days no returns for any reason..Model T Facts
- The Model T was introduced on Oct. 1, 1908. It had a 20-horsepower, four-cylinder engine, reached a top speed of about 45 miles per hour, got about 13 to 21 miles per gallon of gasoline and weighed 1,200 pounds. It was the ninth of Henry Ford's production cars.
- More than 15,000,000 Model T's were built and sold. A modest ceremony on May 26, 1927, marked the formal end of Model T production.
- The first models were produced at a factory on Piquette Avenue in Detroit. Beginning in 1910, Model T's were built at a new Highland Park (Michigan) plant.
- Henry Ford's initiation of mass production of vehicles on the moving assembly line led to lower car prices and the $5 workday.
- The car was introduced with a price tag of $850. The Model T later sold for as little as $260, without extras, because of production savings Henry Ford passed on to customers.
- Henry Ford called the Model T "the universal car," a low-cost, reliable vehicle that could be maintained easily and could successfully travel the poor roads of the era.
- The Model T came in nine body styles, all on the same chassis.
- "Lizzie" was one of the most popular of the dozens of nicknames for the Model T.
- In 1914, Ford, with 13,000 employees, produced about 300,000 cars while 299 other companies with 66,350 employees produced about 280,000 vehicles