The Model T Turns 100

Weber, Austin
September 2008
Assembly;Sep2008, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p66
The article focuses on the 100th anniversary of the Model T Ford automobile in October 2008. The automobile was unveiled by Henry Ford and his colleagues in the U.S. on October 1, 1908. It provides information on the building located in Piquette Avenue in Detroit, Michigan where the automobile was assembled. It notes that the Model T featured a planetary transmission system as its brake, clutch and gears were all incorporated within the transmission.


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