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Did Henry Ford Invent the Assembly Line
February 10, 2017

Did Henry Ford Invent the Assembly Line

Like saying night is day or Pink Floyd isn t the greatest rock band of all time, saying Henry Ford didn t invent the assembly line goes contrary to conventional auto wisdom. But he didn t. It was actually Ransom E. Olds. You read that correctly, Pink Floyd is the greatest rock band of all time. However, it s also notable that Henry Ford, genius of mass production…

Model t Assembly LINE 1908
February 13, 2017

Model t Assembly LINE 1908

At the beginning of the 20th century the automobile was a plaything for the rich. Most models were complicated machines that required a chauffer conversant with its individual mechanical nuances to drive it. Henry Ford was determined to build a simple, reliable and affordable car; a car the average American worker could afford. Out of this determination came…

Henry Ford Assembly Line Pictures
February 22, 2017

Henry Ford Assembly Line Pictures

Yes, in addition to churning out motor vehicles, the Ford Motor Company once released films on a weekly basis. Their motion picture department was one of the largest studios outside of Hollywood. By 1920, Ford films had 10–12 million viewers in theaters across the United States, plus foreign countries like France, Mexico, and Japan, according to the company newsletter…

Henry Ford Model t Assembly Line
June 16, 2017

Henry Ford Model t Assembly Line

Ford installs first moving assembly line 1913 Photo: Moving assembly line at Ford Motor Company s Michigan plant In 1907, Henry Ford announced his goal for the Ford Motor Company: to create a motor car for the great multitude. At that time, automobiles were expensive, custom-made machines. Ford s engineers took the first step towards this goal by designing…