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1914 Detroit Electric Model 47 Brougham, Personal Car of Clara Ford

Anderson Electric Car Company1914

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

Clara Ford, wife of Henry Ford, drove this Detroit Electric. In the years before World War I many women chose electric cars because they started instantly without hand cranking and had no difficult-to-shift transmission. The superintendent of the Detroit Electric factory employed his daughter, Lillian Reynolds, to sell to women -- including Clara Ford, who drove this car into the 1930s.

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  • Title: 1914 Detroit Electric Model 47 Brougham, Personal Car of Clara Ford
  • Creator: Anderson Electric Car Company
  • Date Created: 1914
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Detroit
  • Subject Keywords: Electric automobiles, Automobiles, Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=209957
  • Object Name: Automobile
  • Object ID: 38.372.2
  • Image ID: THF91019
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Henry and Clara Ford

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