Henry Ford & Model T
A Gatsby Background Project - By Len.C
The booming of the Model T in the 1920s.
- Henry Ford, the owner of Ford Motor Company, made the Model T a more affordable car for average consumer, not only for wealth.
- After the Model T was affordable, this mean that other rival car companies must create their own cheap car to compete which is good for the consumer.
- The Model T, or called "Tin Lizzie" become a American folkloric symbols by democratizing the automobile.
- The Model T price during the late 1920s was about $300. The original price was $1200.
- About 20% of the people in America has an automobile.
- During the 1920s, cars that are affordable also change the way people use it. Gangster use cars as a getaway car after robberies.
- The Model T was only in standard color, black, due for long lasting.
- Between 1913 to 1927 , the Model T was produced over 15 million.
- The Model T is popular for its price, durable, and ease of maintenance.
- Production like steel, rubber, and leather were part of the car industry.
- Alongside of the production of the Model T means more roads were construct as well.
- Henry Ford increase his workers wage for $5 for a eight hour work. Which also set the standard for industry.
- Ford Motor Company was one of the largest automotive manufacturer in the world after 1927.
- Henry Ford revolutionized the way how American industry put into mass production plant like interchangeable parts and moving assembly line.
- Henry Ford was more toward into efficient and reliable automobile that is affordable for everyone which created the Model T.
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