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1924 FORD MODEL T SCHOOL BUS
- Hungary, Ford Model T Truck Plant 1920's
In Hungary 1910, some of the first communal bus lines were established. Meanwhile, in 1920 Ford had established itself in Italy with Model T truck plants. With the need for bus transportation, individuals took it upon themselves in Hungary and Budapest to transform the base of Ford T Truck into long covered coaches. Thus, the progress of Ford's Model T Bus began.
- Ford Model T Truck Chassis
Originating from the Ford passenger car chassis, the Model T Truck chassis was used as the bases of not only the truck itself, but for all developments of buses that would soon come.
- Ford Model T Police Bus, 1927 USA
While the Motte Museum's Model T Bus was designed by a local to transport children to and from school, Model T buses all over the world were being redesigned by both Ford and locals alike to suite their communal needs. For example, police buses were needed to haul away large numbers of criminals at once. Buses were also heavily designed for postal services, dairy, flower, milk and ice sellers, local transportation, and for military usage when transporting soldiers.
- Restored Ford Model T Bus, 1923 USA
With the fluidity and possibility of the Ford Model T Truck, buses were being designed by the owners of trucks themselves to better suit their own personal needs. In 1923 this Model T Truck was transformed through solid Oak wood into a sort of jitney bus for farmers.
While the Ford Model T Buses were booming all around the globe, when the Great Depression hit the world, Model T Truck/Bus sales took a major decline. By the time the world economy found its feet again, the face of transportation changed. Germany became the leading producers of cars, trucks, and buses - leaving Model T Buses a thing of the past.
- Baja, late 1920's, early 1030's
- The Motte Museum Official Logo
The Ford Model T Bus that was specifically designed for the Perris area lives on as the official logo for the Motte Museum, and is still used in local parades and showings for students to this day.
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