SJ8397 : Ford Model T Roadster LL6797

taken 4 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Ford Model T Roadster LL6797
Ford Model T Roadster LL6797

This vehicle is on display in the Air and Space Hall of the Museum of Science and Industry.

Ford cars were sold in Britain from 1903 but the first successful model was the 1908 Model T. Ford opened a factory in Manchester in 1911. American mass-production processes were used to assemble cars from 1914. This lowered prices from £175 in 1908 to £110 in 1924. By 1923 it was Britain's best selling car but sales declined due to higher taxation and running costs compared to newer British designs. The last Model T was built in Manchester in August 1927. This car was made in Manchester in 1912. By 1921 it had been converted to a van for use by Lord Churston in Surrey and Devon. By 1972 the car was fitted with its current body. In 1984 it featured in the Barbara Taylor Bradford TV series A Woman of Substance.
The Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry. It places particular emphasis on Manchester’s achievements and contributions in these fields.

The museum was originally called the North Western Museum of Science and Industry when it opened on Grosvenor Street in 1969 (SJ8497 : The North Western Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester). Having outgrown its former site, it was moved to its present location in Castlefield, where it opened on 15 September 1983. It later became known as The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) until its name was changed to the Science and Industry Museum in September 2018 to reflect it becoming part of the Science Museum Group.

The museum is housed in five listed buildings on the historic site of Liverpool Road Station which was vacated by British Rail in 1975. This station is the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station; one of the original termini of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world's first passenger railway.

The museum houses extensive displays on the themes of transport (railway locomotives and rolling stock, aircraft, and space vehicles), power (water, electricity, steam and gas engines), Manchester's sewerage and sanitation, textiles, communications and computing. There is currently no charge for entry to the museum.
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Sunday, 8 January, 2017   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 6 June, 2017
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Roads, Road transport 
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1903  1927  1972  1984 
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