The Assembly Line and the Model T
"You can have any color, as long as it's black"- Henry Ford
How and when the invention was created
Henry Ford did not invent the assembly line or the gas powered car. He just put the two of them together to provide the common people of America with an affordable family car.
Ford first achieved this success in 1908 with his Model T; this became the only car that Ford produced in 1909. When the Model T was produced its price first started at 850 dollars in 1909. 850 dollars in 1909 would be worth about 22000 dollars in present time. Ford got his assembly line more efficient and by 1924 the price of the Model T was reduced to 300 dollars. 300 dollars in 1924 is about 4000 dollars in present time.
How the Model T works with the assembly line.
The benefits now and then-how has it evolved
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