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Rail, auto, and aviation innovations at The Henry Ford history museum

Tech of the past: Model T Sedan

The later 1919 Model T sedan pictured above cost $875 (only 8.5 months average salary) and had 20 horsepower. By this year, 6.6 million passenger cars were in the United States and nearly half of them were Model Ts. Also beginning this year, states began imposing gasoline taxes used to improve roads for these new, fancy automobiles.

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