Model T Ford

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Model T Ford. – Alex Smith - 312137753 The Model T Ford revolutionised car manufacturing. Not only was the Model T Ford’s production speed greater than the standards of the day, it saw the upfront cost of car’s decrease, which subsequently saw the idea of owning a car open up to more than just the wealthy people of the day. All of these tasks only made possible by advances in engineering of the day, whether that was mechanical engineering on the car or engineering of the assembly line. Henry Ford started his company with a vision; "I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one – and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces." The vision turned reality with his Model T. Ford wanted to be different. He saw the car industry was completely aimed at the rich and wealthy. Cars were manufactured on order and took months to be built. They were pricey due to the slow manufacturing process as well as the wide variety of parts used in the process. Ford wanted to change this. The “Model T Ford” was originally produced in August of 1908. It was the ninth car Ford had produced and this one was the one. Through rigorous design processes and engineering insight he was able to design the Model T with less unique parts. Identical interchangeable parts were the missing link to his vision. This meant the parts could be produced in greater bulk quantities, bringing down the price of the parts, and then the
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