Ford Model T
$825 made in 1908
was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford.
Ford Motor Company
Founded on June 16,1903 by Henry Ford. Although automobiles had already existed for decades, their adoption had been limited, and they were still mostly scarce and expensive. Automobiles were considered extreme luxury for the common man until the Model T. The Model T set 1908 as the historic year that the automobile became popular for the mass market. The first production Model T was produced on August 12, 1908 and left the factory on September 27, 1908.
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” - Henry Ford
- General Public