The Ford Motor Company Changed The Auto World

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“Be ready to revise any system, scrap any method, abandon any theory, if the success of the job requires it.” This is a quote from the famous innovator Henry Ford. Throughout the history of mankind, many individuals changed the world that we see today. One man helped shape the modern world that we live in today. That man’s name is Henry Ford. The Ford Motor Company has been in business for 109 years, and throughout that time, Ford changed the automotive industry forever. Ford introduced the Model T, and that was just the beginning of how the Ford Motor Company changed the auto world. If you look back at the early life of Ford, you can see how the failure of his first automobile company led to the success of his second business, The Ford…show more content…
While he was not at work he would spend most his free time in his shed working on different inventions. The one that he worked on the most was his first horseless carriage the “quadracycle.” It was just a single person vehicle that he built using bicycle parts. Just a frame, 4 bike tires, and a small engine. This invention led to financial support from investors where he made his first company. The Detroit Automobile Company, but it didn’t last long because the investors didn’t get their money back fast enough. With the company failing he left it to the investors and he then started what we all know as The Ford Motor Company in 1903. “The first Ford vehicle was the model A. The process to two or three workers an entire day to build the vehicle with parts that were made from other manufactures. Ford thought that this process was entirely too long. This is when he finally brought the assembly line and mass production into the automobile industry. In 1908 Ford created the Model T, the first affordable vehicle for the working class family, and the first vehicle to be built using mass production and the assembly line. Ford’s vehicles took entirely to long from start to finish. “In 1913, Ford installs the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. His innovation reduced the time it took to build a car from more than 12 hours to two hours and 30 minutes.” When the process of building a

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