Model A Instruction Books - Non-US Manuals

Compiled by Rick Black, El Paso Texas 2005

 

FRANCE CHILE and AUSTRALIA
Thanks to Xavier in France for the following Images.

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The manual on the left is has a copyright date of November 1928. A note by the printer indicates that only 2000 copies where printed.

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Figure 2 - notice the left hand emergency brake that many consider to be a feature of "AR" cars.
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The French Parts and Accessories book has a January 1930 copyright. On the last page, together with the print date, it notes that 15,000 copies where printed. The List of Prices attached with this book also indicates that 15,000 copies where printed.

(RIGHT) The inside front cover shows the dealer's stamp in the upper left corner
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The original French marketing brochure is from May 1928 introducing the Ford Model A.

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The Chilean list of parts from April 1931 (in Spanish) doesn't have a cover like other manuals.

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The original Australian Instruction Book is copyrighted September 1929 and was printed in Canada. The cover is the brownish version.



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Figure 2 shows the controls - notice the squeeze emergency brake in front of the gear shift.

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HOLLAND, ENGLAND and CANADA
Thanks to Joe Biller of Coupeville, WA

 

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The manual from Holland has no copyright date in it... but the photo on page 7 looks like a 1928 with push button emergency brake and the oval dip stick shown on page 6.

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The London manual is a right hand drive and has a 28/29/early 30 instrument panel but no copyright. this cover has a light green tinge to it.

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The French Canadian (Modeles A et AA) has a 1930 copyright.... it has the same cover as an original US manual.

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The Canadian Left hand Drive is copyrighted 1931 and has a blue tinge colored cover.. I do not think the scan shows it very well.


  <LEFT) A Danish version.






 

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New Zealand Instruction Books
Thanks to Paul Smith of Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand

(LEFT)
1928 Cover features the words "Printed in New Zealand", but inside still shows US LHD photo details.

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1928 Manual back cover lists New Zealand dealers

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1929 cover features the words "Right Hand Drive", inside details printed in Canada copyright 1929. Two different colours are known, brownish and greenish covers.

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1929 RHD, shows the photo from inside of the Right Hand Drive mechanisms used in New Zealand


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1930 cover shows the words "Right Hand Drive" and the Ford motor Company of Canada Logo. Copyright 1930.


There were no 1931 Model A's imported into New Zealand

 

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Last Updated: 01/01/09
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