Category: 1920

Books from Richard Edmonds Auctions

Books from Richard Edmonds Auctions

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About an hour away there is an auctioneers that specialise in transportation and automobilia. I managed to score a set of books called “Automobile Engineering” from 1920 published by the American Technical Society. Very interesting stuff!

Upon collection from the auction site there were a number of cars to be collected, including a Model T and a Metropolitan

Richard Edmonds auctions are in Chippenham Wiltshire and hold regular classic car and automobilia auctions.

Young Speed Demons with Their Bub Speedsters — The Old Motor

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We are back in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area once again today with a set of racing-related images taken by photographer Roman B.J. Kwasniewski in 1920 next to a park. The Model “T” Ford-based specials apparently were constructed by the young men sitting in them and are fitted with attractive speedster bodies and accessories built by…

via Young Speed Demons with Their Bub Speedsters — The Old Motor

Ford Motor Company’s Sociological Department

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One of Henry Ford’s more disturbing activites was the rise of the Sociological Department.

Before Ford Motor Company’s Sociological Department Intervention

After Ford Motor Company’s Sociological Department Intervention

The Sociological Department of the Ford Motor Company was organized in March, 1913, and oversaw a broad array of social benefits for Ford employees, including assistance in living in well-maintained single-family homes as opposed to small apartments. After the announcement of the Five Dollar Day in 1914, the Sociological Department was responsible for determining if employees’ personal lives and personal habits made them eligible for the full wage. This phase of the Department’s activities terminated with the reorganization of the company in 1920

Ford Motor Company’s Sociological Department however went to even murkier depths as you can read here on Jalopnik