Ford model t assembly line. A car the average american worker could afford. 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. On may 26 1927 henry ford watched the 15 millionth model t ford roll off the assembly line at his factory in highland park michigan.
Find great deals on ebay for ford model t assembly line. The ford model t assembly line was a manufacturing process in which machines equipment and workers were positioned in a logical order so that work passed from one operation to the next in a direct line until the final product the ford model t automobile was assembled. In total the manufacturing of the car could be broken down into 84 steps.
Henry ford was determined to build a simple reliable and affordable car. The 10 millionth model t rolled off the highland park assembly line. The new process revolutionized production and dropped the assembly time for a single vehicle from 12 hours to about 90 minutes.
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. Ford broke the model ts assembly into 84 discrete steps for example and trained each of his workers to do just one. Fascinating 1936 footage of car assembly line duration.
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. Please try again later. Watch a video all about the ford model t.
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.