The Model T

The Model T T The Model T Ford appeared on the market on 1 October 1908 and had a lot of innovations. For example, had the steering wheel to the left, this being something that the vast majority of other companies soon copied. All engine and transmission were closed, the four cylinders were embedded in a solid block and the suspension worked through two semi-elliptic springs. The car was very easy to drive and, most importantly, very cheap and easy to repair. It was so cheap that, at a cost of U.S. 825 in 1908 (the price fell every year), by 1920 the vast majority of drivers had learned to drive in the Ford T. The plan was to make simple and inexpensive cars for mass consumption of the average American family. Until then the car had been an object of crafting and cost prohibitive for very limited audiences.Ford put the automobile within reach of the middle class by putting it in the era of mass consumption. Ford also took care to establish a massive advertising in Detroit, ensuring that in every newspaper stories and ads appear on their new product. Your local franchise system allowed the car was available in every city in North. UU. For their part, dealers (independent entrepreneurs) were enriched and helped publicize the idea of racing, beginning to develop automobile clubs to help out drivers and the city beyond. Ford was happy to sell to farmers, who watched the car as an invention more to support their work. Sales took off. For several years there were beating their own records last year. The sales exceeded 250,000 vehicles in 1914.For his part, always on the lookout for cost reduction and increased efficiency, Ford introduced its plants in 1913 tapes mobile assembly, which allowed a huge increase in production. The method, based on the working mode of the slaughterhouses of Detroit, was to install an assembly line based transmission belts and sliding guides who were automatically moving the chassis of the car to the posts where successive groups of workers engaged the tasks assigned it, until the car was completely finished. The system of interchangeable parts, tested long before American weapons factories and watches, cheaper production and repairs by way of standardization of product. While it is usually given the cr to Ford for this idea, contemporary sources indicate that the concept and development of employees departed Clarence Avery, Peter E. Martin, Charles E. Sorensen and CH Wills.By 1916 the price had fallen to 360 for the basic car, reaching a sales figure of 472,000. By 1918 half the cars in the U.S.. UU. were the Model T Ford. Ford wrote in his autobiography that “any customer can have the color car you want as long as it’s black.” Until the invention of the assembly line in which the color was black was used because it had a shorter drying time, yes there were Ford Model T in other colors, including red. The design was fervently promoted and defended by Henry Ford, and production continued until the end of 1927. The final total was 15,007,034 units, a record that remained for the next 45 years.One of the latest models of Ford T The production chain, with which Ford revolutionized the automobile industry, was a risky bet, because only viable if a lawsuit was able to absorb its massive production, the size of the U.S. market offered a framework environment, but Ford also correctly assessed the purchasing power of average U.S. man at the door of the consumer society. Whenever there is such demand, manufacturing chain able to save working time lost by not having to move workers from one place to another factory, leading so far as the recommendations of the “scientific organization of work” by Frederick W. Taylor. Each operation was compartmentalized intoa series of mechanical and repetitive tasks, which no longer have value or craft technical skills of the workers, and the nascent industry could make better use of unskilled labor of immigrants who arrived en masse to the United . UU.each year. The costs of training the workforce is reduced, while the deskilling of labor activity eliminated the awkward demands of the trade unions (based on the qualifications of its members), which were the only unions that were strong in the U.S. at that time. UU.