Leon Okay. Humble, 83 years previous, a retired electrical engineer and entrepreneur residing in Phoenix, on his 1918 Ford Mannequin T, as informed to A.J. Baime.
In 1918, my grandfather Carl Maute purchased a Mannequin T. The story I used to be informed is that it got here to his house in North Dakota on a railroad, packed in 5 or 6 crates. The crates had been most likely carried by horse and wagon to his house in Wolford, N.D., and he assembled the automotive himself, as a result of there have been no automotive dealerships within the space. My grandfather was a farmer and a carpenter, and round 1930 he used a hacksaw to chop out the again seats, and he constructed a wood mattress to show the car right into a pickup.
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