Model t Convertible
Physical Descriptionartifact. 12' L x 5'6" W x 5'10" H, black, convertible
HistoryThe Henry Ford Motor Company helped transform the nascent auto industry by changing the ways cars were built. In the early years of American automobile production, hundreds of companys made small numbers of cars. Prices were high, and the volume of cars produced by each company was small. When the Henry Ford Motor Company began using a moving assembly line in parts of the Highland Park factory in 1913, the company started to streamline the production process, and helped make the auto industry into a mass production industrial behemoth. The prices of automobiles fell dramatically, making them more affordable. In 1900, there were about 8, 000 cars in the United States. By 1920, that number had risen to 8 million.
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Henry Ford Motor Company Donor
John T. Sickler place of manufacture
Ford's massive plants in suburban Detroitthe Highland Park and River Rouge facilitiesmass produced over 15 million model t's before production ceased in 1927