Henry Ford. Model ‘T’ Ford & The Cycle of Prosperity. By S Deodhar. The Model ‘T’ Ford. Henry Ford set out to build a car which everyone could afford to buy. It was slow, ugly and difficult to drive, and was nick named the ‘Tin Lizzie’ by the American people. The Model ‘T’ Ford.
Model ‘T’ Ford
The Cycle of Prosperity
By S Deodhar
Ford invented the idea of using an Assembly Line to speed up production.
How would this have helped to cut production costs?
‘… each man and each machine do only one thing ... the thing is to keep everything in motion and take the work to the man not the man to the work’
Henry Ford 1925Assembly Lines
Mass productions & Standardisation lead to increased car sales.
More Standardised parts are needed
The Cycle of Prosperity!
Jobs in Diners, Motels & Gas Stations.
More Oil is used.
More people with jobs means that they can afford to buy a car!
More roads are built.
In 1929, there were 81,000 men working in this one factory
In order to get a a grade ‘C’ upwards in exams, you must learn and use the key words & facts.
These concepts will be awarded as key ‘knowledge.’
Cycle of Prosperity
Model ‘T’ Ford
A small town in Texas, 1925
‘A customer can have any colour he likes for his car so long as it's black’Exam Question 2
Some cars are similar i.e. long as it's black’Standardisation.
Model T Fords
Cycle of Prosperity – people can afford to buy cars.
Only one town. Not enough evidence for the whole of the USA.
Texas was a rich oil producing state which meant more people could afford to buy cars than other parts of the USA.
Level 4 = an answer which includes one from each column.Question 1Level 3
All the cars are the same colour – black - i.e. long as it's black’Standardisation.
No mention of Assembly Lines
No mention of cheap unskilled workers.
Level 4 = an answer which includes one from each column.Question 2Level 3