Industrial Revolution. Henry Ford and The Model “T” Car. Impact of Technology. From: http://www.teachersdomain.org. From: http://www.teachersdomain.org http://www.teachersdomain.org/resources/phy03/sci/engin/design/techcars/index.html. Industrial Revolution Inventors.
Henry Ford and
The Model “T” Car
The Industrial Revolution, which began in Great Britain in the 1700s, brought about huge changes in manufacturing.
The Assembly Line allows each worker to complete a specific task. As a task is completed the partially assembled automobile is moved down the line to the next worker, who performed another task.
Assigning workers specialized tasks and moving the evolving product from worker to worker was a very efficient system. Assembly lines are widely used today, not only for automobiles but also for many types of products.
First assembly lines had no conveyers.
Assembly lines double the output.
Henry Ford did not invent the automobile. He revolutionized the production of the automobile.
Early Models – the Brass Cars1908 – 1916
Various Colors until 1913
Later Models – “Any Color You Want, As Long As It Is Black”1917-1927