Model A Ford Automobile

Collection Type

  • Transportation

Date

1929

GUSN

GUSN-175156

Description

Open four door phaeton with folding cloth roof. The body of the car is painted a teal with black fenders. The spokes on the wheels are yellow. There are two spare tires mounted on either side of the hood. The front and rear bench seats have new leather upholstery. In the center of the chrome radiator shell is a blue plaque stating "Ford." The headlights are mounted on either side of the hood.

Details

Descriptive Terms

automobiles
metal
chrome steel
leather
glass (material)
rubber (material)
Automobile

Label

When Stephen Phillips graduated from Harvard in 1929, he and four friends took a road trip from Vancouver to Colorado. The boys lived out of Hosmer Norris' 1929 Model A Ford. Stephen and his wife Betty purchased this 1929 Model A Ford in 1942 and it was likely used for pleasure drives with the family. It is currently on display at the Phillips House in Salem, Massachusetts.

Inscription

"Ford" (Hood ornament)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P084

Maker

Ford Motor Company (Manufacturer)

Object Type

Land Transportation -- Motorized

Dimensions

60 x 72 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.507