Henry Ford http://wknofm.org en Henry Ford And The Model T http://wknofm.org/post/henry-ford-and-model-t-0 <p>Henry Ford founded a car company and changed our lives forever. His goal was to build a car that most families could afford, and he succeeded.</p><p>The first Model T was sold on October 1, 1908. To lower costs, Ford used standardized parts, mass production and an assembly line.</p><p>In 1914, it took 93 minutes to assemble a car. By 1925, new Fords rolled out every 10 seconds.</p><p>After making more than 15 million Model T&rsquo;s, Ford ended production of the beloved &ldquo;Tin Lizzies&rdquo; in 1927. Even he admitted it was time for a change in style and another color besides black.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:50:05 +0000 Steve Pike 37894 at http://wknofm.org Henry Ford And The Model T Henry Ford, In Reverse http://wknofm.org/post/henry-ford-reverse <p>How Henry Ford developed mass-production is a fascinating story. It's also one that I've had backwards all my life: I believed that Ford was able to reduce car prices for a mass market because of his genius in perfecting mass-production assembly lines.</p><p>Actually, the opposite is true. Ford's low prices forced development of mass-production to meet the demand. Hear what Ford, himself, said about it:</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:30:00 +0000 John Malmo 36584 at http://wknofm.org Henry Ford, In Reverse