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Model T Ford This is a terrific educational video about the history of the Model T Ford. It contains fantastic archival footage of factory workers assembling the famous vehicles.
Tags: Model  T  Ford  automobile 
Added: 4th March 2009
Views: 2313
Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: donmac101 on 2009-03-04 
As the narrator said, robotics and machines do the work now. There's enough people in these scenes to run every car plant in the world, but the way things are going it wont be English that they speak!
Posted by: Pfc on 2009-03-04 
The CPI index only goes back to 1913, but $950 then equates to about $20,261 which about what you would pay today for a decent new car.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-03-04 
I believe I read somewhere that the price of the Model T actually dropped from its initial $950 cost in 1908 to under $500 at one point because of the efficiency of Henry Ford's assembly plant.

I had no idea about the wooden spokes on the wheels.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-03-04 
I just looked it up: The price of the Model T Ford had dropped to $300 by the 1920s.

It took just 93 minutes to assemble one of these vehicles.
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2009-03-05 
You got that right Donmac. Ive drivin by the old Model T plant numerous times. Still standing, but not used for anything. Im surprised they havent ravaged that building like most of the old buildings here in the Motor City. It won't be long before all the Detroit Auto companys go under. GM I heard today might be going bankrupt. Believe me I see it first hand what its doing to our local and state economy. Very sad, The unions demanded so many concessions over the years,that they the auto companies out sourced almost all the jobs elsewhere.
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