When Ford Motor Company introduced its new Model T on October 1, 1908, even an inveterate optimist like Henry Ford (1863-1947) could not predict the vast changes that his rather homely new vehicle would produce. What flowed from this series of bold innovations was more than an endless stream of Model Ts — it was the very foundation of the twentieth century itself. The assembly line became the century's characteristic production mode, eventually applied to everything from phonographs to hamburgers.
Society: ASMEMain Category: Mechanical, RoadSub Category: Road TransportationEra: 1900-1909DateCreated: 1908-1927The Henry Ford Museum
DearbornState: MICountry: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/233-model-tCreator: Ford Motor Company, Wills, Childe
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Don O'Brien (CC BY 2.0)Era_date_from: 1908