The Art and Colour of GM
I think that the future of General Motors will be measured by the attractiveness that we put in the bodies from the standpoint of luxury of appointment, the degree to which they please the eye, both in contour and in color scheme, also the degree to which we are able to make them different from competition.”
— Alfred P. Sloan Jr., in a letter to Fisher Body Corporation president William A. Fisher, September 1927
This article from Mark J McCourt at Hemmings Classic Cars tells the story of GM’s approach to the design and attractiveness of vehicles and was the complete antithesis of Henry Ford’s approach.
On this day in 1927 Henry signed off on Ford Model A number 1
The Dozen Most Important Cars of All Time – The Model T Ford
The Model T, included in the Time Magazine “Dozen Most Important Cars of All Time”
The article is here
I thought I’d take a random look through the various patents registered by Henry Ford.
The first one is method of making spark plugs filed October 5th 1927.
“The object of’my’ invention’is toprovide a spark plug of simple, durable, and inexpensive construction.”
Henry Ford Patent US1723026 A Method of making spark plugs
Click below for the full patent description
Patent number US1723026
Great story from Hemmings showing that you don’t need to spend the earth to get a great result! Read on here