HENRY FORD'S MODEL T
CLASSIC KISS - More than 15 million Model Ts were manufactured in all, being built at a rate of 9,000 to 10,000 cars a day in 1925, or 2 million annually, more than any other model of its day, and at a low, low price of just $260. They were affectionately known as 'Tin Lizzies' and for being black. Total Model T production was finally surpassed by the Volkswagen Beetle on February 17, 1972. Both cars being designed for the masses.
The Model T was produced from October 1, 1908, to May 26, 1927. It was the first world car, being manufactured in several countries, including Canada and the UK, and later in Germany, Argentina, France, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan.
It could be argued that between them, the Model T and VW Beetle were responsible for more carcinogens per design than any other cars. Of course the designers were blissfully unaware of the harm they were causing. If Henry or Ferdinand had known about greenhouse gases, we feel sure they would have worked tirelessly to find cleaner alternatives.
A CAR FOR THE GREAT MULTITUDE
Henry Ford said of
his Model T:
The Model T was designed by Childe Harold Wills, and Hungarian immigrants Joseph A. Galamb and Eugene Farkas. Henry Love, C. J. Smith, Gus Degner and Peter E. Martin were also part of the team.
ASSEMBLY LINE INVENTION
Credit for the development of the assembly line belongs to Ransom E. Olds, with the first mass-produced automobile, the Oldsmobile Curved Dash, having begun in 1901. The tremendous advances in the efficiency of the assembly line system over the life of the Model T can be credited almost entirely to the vision of Ford and his engineers.
EUROPEAN AUTO MANUFACTURERS INCLUDE:
MAKES OF ELECTRIC TRUCKS
TOURING - A superb example of a well looked after classic. The 'Tin Lizzie' helped millions of people travel and transport goods, mainly using petroleum as the fossil fuel of choice.
A - Z of CARS and MOTORCYCLES
MASS PRODUCTION - Could be the first mass produced battery- based energy storage system for electric cars and distributed electricity load levelling? Design Copyright and patent(s) pending February 2020, all rights reserved Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. Though please note that this design is presently evolving, hence that shown is representational and deliberately lacking in detail.
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