Henry Ford made his first Model T in 1903. When people bought the car, they had to buy a number of accessories to go with it, including a fanbelt guide so that the belt wouldn't slip off the pulley. For a number of years, the Model T had to be hand-cranked, which required training and practice. Anti-Rattlers could be purchased and attached to the Model T in various locations to reduce sound. Blacksmiths made bumpers for Model T owners and the car's tires punctured frequently. Despite these and other problems, the Model T brought towns closer together in proximity and put Americans on the roads.