Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ford, 1902

Ford ad, 1902, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

From Taschen's "All-American Ads 1900-1919". Click image for 477 x 600 size.

"The Ford Motor Car

In the eyes of the chauffeur

Is the most satisfactory Automobile made for every day service. The two-cylinder (opposed) motor gives 8 actual horse power and eliminates the vibration so noticeable in other machines. The body is luxurious and comfortable and can be removed from the Chassis by loosening six bolts.

We agree to assume all responsibility in any action the TRUST may take reagarding alleged infringement of the Selden Patent to prevent you from buying the Ford -- 'The Car of Satisfaction'.

We hold the world's record

The Ford '999' (the fastest machine in the world), driven by Mr. Ford, made a mile in 39 2/5 seconds, equal to 92 miles an hour.

See this mechanical triumph at the Chicago Show. Write for illustrated catalogue and name of our nearest agent."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How can you tell if you have an original advertisement?
Were they ever reproduced?
What size should an original be