Saturday, 15 December 2012

Ford Model T Centenary

The Ford Model T car was designed by Childe Harold Wills and Hungarian immigrants, Joseph A. Galamb and Eugene Farkas. Henry Love, C. J. Smith, Gus Degner and Peter E. Martin were also part of the team. 

Production of the Model T began in the third quarter of 1908. Their product presents the diversity of colours and physical adaptations.


Model T suspension employed a transversely mounted semi-elliptical spring for each of the front and rear axles.

There is  a solid beam axle, not an independent suspension, which still allowed a great deal of wheel movement to cope with the dirt roads of the time.

Their product presented on these stamps ranges from a red 1912 Roadster and 1925 pick-up, to the earthy shade of a First World War army ambulance and a green 1912 delivery car/van.

The black colour  is represented by a 1917 Couplet and 1913 Touring car. The stamps have issued by Guernsey Post on July 31, 2008.

Henry Ford have a brilliant idea that was to revolutionize not just automobile construction, but the production of countless other items that involved a variety of parts.

The assemble time for the Model T fell from twelve-and a half hours to a little over 90 minutes.

Encouraged by the inventor, Thomas Edison, pioneer of the phonograph and the electric light bulb, Ford preserved even after the failure of the Detroit Automobile Company, in which he was a senior figure and which never actually produced any cars.

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