Automobile Steering

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Title

Automobile Steering

Description

Mr. T.J.M.S. poses in his automobile. Before 1908, almost every car built in the United States had the steering wheel located at the right side of the automobile, following the practice of horse drawn carriages. When the Ford Motor Company launched their Model T in 1908, they changed the location of the steering wheel to the left side to make it easier for passengers to get into the car and avoid oncoming traffic.

Date

circa 1900 - 1908

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

85.109(I).905.56

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4" x 3"

Citation

“Automobile Steering,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed September 19, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3686.

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