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ICM has a 1/35 Ford Model T car kit, 1914 version.  I wondered in they were present in Europe-as non-military vehicles-in 1914 Europe, before the Great War broke out.  I remember seeing a very early Charlie Chaplin (prior to "The Tramp") movie where he i newspaperman witnessing an automibile accident.



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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Trafford_Park_Factory

My mother was born and grew up in Trafford Park. I was chrstened there, a hundred yards from the factory. As a kid, I knew people who had worked at "the Ford" and lived in the terraced houses that Ford built for the employees.

Hope this helps.



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Thanks!  Small world it seems.

 Wonder how many Model T's hit the public streets by 1914 and who owned them, since the article mentions many were produced by then.



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My paternal grandfather worked as an engineer with the Ford company prior to WW1. Curiously, his choice of transport was a steam powered Stanley...

At present, in Britain "Tuckett Brothers" appear to be a major dealer in UK built and imported Model T Fords, and usually have an interesting selection of vehicles in various conditions.

 



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