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  1. Message #21 of 49 Jul 17, 2019
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    (These are all high rez, and so if you click on them you should be able to read even the small type.)

    From 1908 to 1927 Henry Ford produced the Model T with only modest changes, which was very successful for 15 years or so, but then almost brought Ford Motor Company to disaster. By the mid 1920s for just a little more than a Model T you could get a Chevrolet that was more powerful, more comfortable, and more stylish. And for just a little more than that a Pontiac that was even nicer, or for a bit more an Oldsmobile that was an excellent car for the time, and then for just a little more than that a Buick that was almost as good as a Cadillac. GM with its modern management under Alfred Sloan, armies of engineers, and a commitment to continual technological improvements and styling changes by 1927 was quickly surpassing Ford and its backward Model T kept frozen by Henry Ford's closed mind. GM's advertising was also more plentiful and often better than Ford's. GM even ran a series of more than a dozen ads about how they had an "Open Mind" compared with Henry Ford's closed mind. When Ford ended production of the Model T in late 1927 they didn't even have a new model to sell, and so Ford dealers had to keep themselves afloat with used cars for almost a year. But finally in 1928 Ford introduced the Model A that was a big leap forward—and which was suddenly as good in most ways as a Chevy, and in some ways better. For more than a year Ford came roaring back with the Model A, although in terms of total sales GM was still ahead.

    28.9 ford. 28.9 ford 2. 28.9 gm critiques ford. 28.10 chevy 1m.
     
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    More advertisements from 1928. Feel free to comment, post your own old ads, etc. I like the depiction of the heroic assembly line workers making the Hupmobile Century. Since I live in Louisville I was interested in how that city portrayed its advantages for business 90 years ago.

    28.9 hudson. 28.9 hup assembly. 28.9 kuppenheimer. 28.9 louisville.
     
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    1928. Back then your Packard would often have three colors of paint at the same time. This one has green wheels, a peach-like main color, and then black fenders and so on.
    28.9 packard 2 windshields. 28.9 pontiac. 28.9 texaco. 28.9 westclox.
     
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    1928.
    28.9 worm drive. 28.10 firestone world. 28.10 gmac. 28.10 kuppenheimer.
     
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    1928
    28.10 planters. 28.10 pontiac. 28.10 suit. 28.10 wings.
     
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    1928
    28.11 chevy. 28.11 double eagle. 28.11 franklin. 28.11 jazz cards.
     
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    Late 1928, including a Thanksgiving cover by J.C. Leyendecker.
    28.11 lasalle text. 28.11 packard red limo. 28.11 pontiac. 28.11 thanksgiving.
     
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    The "Car Wars" of the 1920s were epic in their own way....Here's the market share for each of the big three starting in 1925. Ford fell off a cliff when it had to suspend production of the outdated Model T in mid 1927 because of collapsing sales. It was quite a while before production of the Model A began, but eventually it was a big hit. Even though in 1929 Ford reclaimed first place in sales by a small margin by number of units, in terms of total dollar sales GM remained ahead because of their richer product mix.

    1925 Ford 45% GM 19% Chrysler 3%
    1926 Ford 37% GM 27% Chrysler 4%
    1927 Ford 17% GM 42% Chrysler 5%
    1928 Ford 16% GM 42% Chrysler 11%
    1929 Ford 35% GM 33% Chrysler 9%

    28.11 ford. 28.12 buick. 28.12 buick gift. 28.12 caddy.
     
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    December of 1928....
    28.12 essex pink. 28.12 fisher lasalle. 28.12 ford. 28.12 gm.
     
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    Any "likes" or comments encouraging a continuation of posts of these old advertisements? Or should I let this thread go for now? Anyway, here are some more from December of 1928....
    28.12 baby 1929. 28.12 imperial. 28.12 radio. 28.12 steinway.
     
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    Toward the end of 1928....
    28.12 scripps. 28.12 stearns. 28.12 steinway. 28.12 trimotor.
     
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    Thank you for all these ads/pictures, benbess.
    I forgot LaSalle was a GM car, and I didn’t know that Chrysler was that far behind in sales compared to Ford and GM in the late 20s. I
    wonder if the DeSoto was a Chrysler product back then (I think they stopped the DeSoto in the late 50s).
     
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    1929....
    29.2 candy. 29.2 Chrysler Plymouth. 29.2 hudson. 29.2 lasalle.
     
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    1929....

    29.2 olds yellow. 29.2 pontiac. 29.3 baby carriage. 29.3 chevy int.
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeSoto_(automobile)

    "The DeSoto make was founded by Walter Chrysler on August 4, 1928, and introduced for the 1929 model year."
     
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    1929....
    29.3 cities 100 years from now. 29.3 colorful room. 29.3 gm marooned. 29.3 goodyear blimp.
     
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    1929
    29.3 oakland better. 29.3 paige. 29.3 pontiac best. 29.3 spring.
     
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    29.3 texaco. 29.3 texaco ten minutes. 29.4 A&P. 29.4 buick.
     
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    1929
    29.4 buick of 1949. 29.4 caddy lasalle. 29.4 ge fridge. 29.4 gm fittings.
     
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