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David and Shay // Period 4

The Influence ofHenry Ford

Henry Ford realized he'd need a more efficient way to mass produce cars in order to lower the price.He developed four principles that would help him meet his goal: interchangeable parts, continuous flow, division of labor, and reducing wasted effort.Over a 5 year period, Ford put these principles in play, improving and testing as he went along.Finally, in 1913, they came together in the first moving assembly line ever used for large-scale manufacturing.Fords legacy still lives on today as the father of modern assembly lines used in mass production.At a Glance

The Model T set 1908 as the historic year that the automobile came into popular usage.It was also known as the first affordable automobile allowing all Americans, not just the rich, to purchase a car.This was also the first automobile to be produced by assembly line.The Model T was the first automobile to be mass-produced in other countries.Ford is credited with putting America, as well as other countries, on wheels due to the low price and quick production.

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An assembly line is an arrangement of workers, machines, and equipment in which the product being assembled passes consecutively from operation to operation until completed.The assembly line concept changed not only how cars and other things were made. It changed the way Americans lived as well.Ford made it possible to develop an automobile in under 90 minutes and mass produce thousands a day.Ford also paid his workers $5 dollars an 8 hour day, which was amazing at the time, and changed jobs across the world to pay higher salaries for less hours. Ford influenced the workplace of industries worldwide.Assembly Line