Ford model t assembly line. Find great deals on ebay for ford model t assembly line. Please try again later. The moving assembly line appeared to the onlooker to be an endless contraption of chains and links that allowed model t parts to swim through the sea of the assembly process.
It simplified assembly of the ford model ts 3000 parts by breaking it into 84 distinct steps performed by groups of workers as a rope pulled the vehicle chassis down the line. Watch a video all about the ford model t. When a model t leaving the assembly lines at fords highland park plant was going to be shipped by rail it was not fully assembled.
A car the average american worker could afford. The ford model t colloquially known as the tin lizzie leaping lena or flivver is an automobile produced by ford motor company from october 1. Out of this determination came the model t and the assembly line two innovations that revolutionized american society and molded the world we live in today.
The new process revolutionized production and dropped the assembly time for a single vehicle from 12 hours to about 90 minutes. This feature is not available right now. Watch a video all about the ford model t.
Fascinating 1936 footage of car assembly line duration. Ford model t assembly outside the highland park plant circa 1914. Henry ford was determined to build a simple reliable and affordable car.
Ford broke the model ts assembly into 84 discrete steps for example and trained each of his workers to do just one.