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How Did Henry Ford Use Mass Production In The 1920's

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Mass Production

Mass production is an assembly line where multiple people work on a singular object in a straight moving line. This idea was introduced in 1913 and was popularised in the 1920's helping manufacturing, productions, becoming cheaper and more efficient worldwide for many people to afford, from prices of $950 to $550.

Mass production, begun in 1913 by Henry Ford, his idea was to make productions on cars more efficient and in 1914 Henry Ford opened his factory in Highland parks, The first factory to include the 'magic belt.' technique. Previously in 1913, it would take the majority of Fords workers up to 13-15 hours to establish his most popular model, the Tin lizzie, but due to the 'magic belt' in 1914, Ford's workers' can now make one in
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until Henry Ford's 'magic belt' was introduced the majority of people caught Farris and taxi's and those too were also not popular. Henry's assembly line made many products affordable in the 1920's as many average income families's could now buy what was only available for the rich.

Mass consumption came along during mass production in 1914 because of the high demand for products such as new cars. Many independent craftsmen died out, and 'high quality' products were rarer and more expensive than usual. Because of this, however, workers can now find jobs at a low skill assembly line, for double wages and fewer hours, consequently, this led to high demand of materials (mass consumption).

One of the earliest examples of mass production was in the Industrial revolution 18th-19th century Britain. With the invention of the 'Spinning Jenny' making new tiled shirts with more efficiency and less energy. was very productive during it's time. Making Britain the wealthiest nation in the world, it spread across multiple empires and nations at the time, more then Doubling the
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