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Model A Ford Carburetor
Model A Ford Carburetor
Resource Typeimage
TitleModel A Ford Carburetor
Coverage / Year1929 to 1931
DescriptionThis is a cast iron, two piece carburetor with a gasket between the parts. Details include a choke paddle one end and an in and out switch on the other. The paddle has an open and close switch.
InterpretationThe Model A Ford was first sold in 1927 after Henry Ford stopped producing the Model T. Unlike the Model T, the Model A had 1800 additional parts and came in seven body styles painted in the customer's choice of four colors. This carburetor enabled the car to run 20 to 30 miles on one gallon of gasoline. The carburetor was probably taken out of a family car under repair. This would not have been unusual because many families repaired their own cars and it was encouraged by its manufacturer. Every Model A came with a tool kit which contained a wide variety of items such as a tire pump and a spark plug wrench.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history;
Learning Standards16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics;
Author or CreatorUnknown
Subject / KeywordsUnited States; Ford Motor Company; Engine mechanics; Automobiles; Car repair; Wrenches
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1998.016.0272i
CONTENTdm file name50037211162002_98.16.272i.jpg
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