Monday, October 01, 2007

The Model-T Ford

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1908 Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company introduced the Model T car.

The first Model-T Ford automobile rolled into history on this day. One of the most famous attributes of the Model-T was that, according to tradition at least, Henry Ford said that it was available in any colour, provided that colour was black.

Many fruits of Henry Ford’s inventive mind brought fame and vast fortune to the notoriously anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi industrialist. One was the implementation of the assembly line mode of manufacture.

Another was the implementation of frugality on the factory floor: it is said that Ford even ordered the packing crates that carried materials to his factory to be made of timber cut to certain dimensions. The boards from the crates could thus be recycled by using them in the running boards of the 'Tin Lizzie' – the Model-T Ford ...


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