What Did Tin Lizzie Meant In 1920?


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In the 1920's the phrase Tin Lizzie was the nickname for the Ford Model T automobile. The origins of the name come from the word, 'Lizzie' which was either short for Elizabeth.
In the year 1907, the Ford Car Company had managed to make profits that would further allow them to manufacture new models. The company had a policy when all their models were named alphabetically. The next automobile model that came out of the Ford Factory was seen as being one it's most advanced and was called 'Model T'. When the car was first brought out to the public in the following year, it became famous for its dependability and got the nickname 'Tin Lizzie'. In those times, Lizzie was the slang term used to refer to a reliable servant.

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