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Old 09-24-2010, 10:43 AM   #1
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Last year, an employee at the Henry Ford Museum was doing some cataloging and stumbled across something very interesting. Essentially, she found a number of coded telegra... To read the rest of this blog entry from The Ford Barn, click here.
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:11 AM   #2
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That was interesting, but should have been understood as a common code back in telegraph days! The young researcher just didn't have the knowledge of Ford using the telegraph for parts ordering by dealers too, simple to deduct that office personnel including Henry Ford's secretary would use telegraph code.

Here is the inside cover page of a Ford Parts and Price list for the Model T, it explains how to use the code to order parts for the T. All the part numbers in a Ford Parts and Price list include a telegraph code peculiar to that part number.

Ordering parts by telegraph code elminated mistakes in numbers set by wire, plus shortened the wire message and improved efficency.
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That's just cool!
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:45 PM   #4
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That is so crazy!
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I have a Federal Mogul catalog from 1946. On page two and three are the codes for telegraphic correspondence. " A considerable amount of correspondence justifies the use of coded phrases" Pretty cool?
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:59 PM   #6
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Henry Ford was a genius of his time. His personality is what made him so successful. The code was essential to combat competitors. Thank you for this valuable item.
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