Do you know the difference between a Ignition Switch and a Starter Switch?
In the Old Days they where different things and in some cars still are different switches. However in every case the Ignition Switch has always been inside the car even before they had a roof or steering wheel the Ignition Switch was always where the driver could turn it on or off while in the driving position.
So when the Hand Crank was the only way of starting the vehicle they had to first turn the Ignition Switch on inside the car then go to the front and turn the Crank Handle to start the motor. They also had to go inside the car and take it out of Gear so that they could start the motor, Though in some cars the Sequential Gear Lever was mounted on the outside of the car in front of the drivers door.
So blaming Henry Ford for placing an Ignition Switch inside the car is so badly out of place and misleading.
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