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....how about a Rare Edition of the Ford Model T Repair Book!
Up for consideration is an Original publication of Victor Page’s 1926 Ford Model T and
Fordson Farm Tractor, 6th Edition (copyright 1926 by Norman Henley Publishing Co). (For a nice bio of
the author, see below)
A 340 page
hardcover book of the complete Construction, Repair, Servicing and Maintenance information you
need to keep up the 1903 to 1926 Ford Model T Cars, Trucks, and Fordson Tractor models, and
is in Excellent + shape.
It’s 6 chapters are broken down
into these sections:
1. The Ford Car,
Its Parts and Their Functions
2. The Engine and
3. Details of the
Ford Chassis Parts
4. Driving and
Maintenance of Ford Cars
5. Overhauling and
6. The Ford Tractor
and Tractor Conversion Sets and Genuine Ford Tractor
This rare manual compiles the very best of Mr
Page’s vast knowledge of all things in the Ford world in the first part of the
20th century. Victor Page wrote numerous books, and the four
most famous are:
1. Questions and Answers: Relating to Construction, Repair and
Maintenance of the Modern Automobile; 2. The Chevy Six and Eight, 3. The Ford V8; and this manual you are considering here.
Quite simply, if you are an owner of the early
Fords, or are an aficionado of the best written word on Ford Model T, this Ford bible is for you.
you can see from the pictures, it is profusely
illustrated as this is a great
Engine/Chassis/Body manual for your 1903 to 1926 Ford car, truck, or tractor!
Again, this is in Excellent + shape.
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My Book Ratings are as follows:
Mint: New or Like New condition, The overall condition of the book shows
little or no sign of use.
Near Mint: The pages are crisp and/or white, and the binding & cover
strong & nearly unmarked
Excellent (+) Plus: The pages are not torn, missing or abused. The binding
& cover are strong with minimal or little wear.
Excellent: The pages are not torn or missing, but may be slightly dirty or
have some greasy prints. The binding & cover are strong , showing only some
wear at the corners.
Very Good: The pages are all intact and not abused, but may be frayed at
the edge and possibly greasy or dirty from use. The binding & cover are
strong but with fraying and/or stains/marks on the cover.
Good: The pages are all there, but with signs of much use. Some may be
taped, slightly torn, or show a lot of greasy prints or dirt. The binding &
cover are intact, but may be loose or has much fraying at the edges.
Fair: The pages are all there, but may be loose from the binding, torn
and/or very dirty from use. The cover & binding are much to be desired,
although the book is very much readable and useful for repairs.
Page BIO and Factoids......
began his automotive career in 1902, (just
nine years after the Duryea brothers built the first American car), when he and his
brother Arthur A. Page produced The Page automobile in 1905, and by
1910, he had established himself as one of the country's leading authorities on
W. Page was a talented engineer and inventor.
Page' was the Chief Engineering
Officer of the largest aviation training center in the world (in France) during
World War I, and was employed by the National Youth Administration to train
aviation mechanics during World War II.
By 1920 Page was a
top technical writer and wrote many articles and books on the theory, operation
and repair of the American Automobile. Page' was the foremost technical
writer of his day. He wrote a great many articles and books on the theory of
operation and repair of automobiles. He also wrote extensively on airplanes and
airplane service, and he wrote books about motorcycles, tractors, and boats. In
short, he wrote about anything that was powered by an internal combustion
engine. Page' was more than a writer, however, he was a talented engineer and
inventor who designed and attempted to manufacture an airplane and several
automobiles and trucks, like…......
The “Victor Page”
was produced as a five passenger Touring Speedster that sold for $1250.00 fully
equipped. A five passenger sedan fully equipped was priced at $1750.00. In
addition Taxicabs and light commercial cars were built. Features included a 117
inch wheelbase, 30 x 3 1/2 inch wheels and tires and disc wheels. Only about
130 Victor Page automobiles were built from 1921 to 1924.
But Victor W. Page also
had a cloudy history of the companies he formed and the airplane and vehicles
he built. He designed and built 2 automobiles called The Victor Page and The Utility,
two low-cost air-cooled cars to
be built by the Victor Page'
Motors Corporation in Farmingdale, Long Island, and Stamford, CT. Had these
cars succeeded, they would have changed the course of automotive history. He
raised $1,500,000 with his sales of stock, but only 128 cars came off the
production line. He was sued by his shareholders and closed up shop in 1924,
producing a few conventional cars (named above) until 1927.
Although Page' was a
self-educated engineer, who wrote many books on airplane and automobile repair,
he also designed and built: the forerunner of the modern snowmobile in 1904;
the 1906 Page Runabout in Providence, RI; the first aluminum adjustable-pitch
propeller in 1909; an airplane in Providence, RI, in 1910; the Aero-Type Four
Automobile from 1921 to 1927; the Utility Four Automobile from 1921 to 1927;
and the Fairfield Four truck in Stamford, CT, in 1927.
Victor Page, one of
the first people to make a living as a technical communicator. In later life, he
focused on his 33 automotive and aviation books, popular with the public and
critics, which contained information on novel technology, profuse
illustrations, and easy-to-access information.Page published books quickly, because
of his had first hand expertise, and was continually involved in teaching. He
died on Apr. 1, 1947 in New Bedford, Mass.