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The automobile offered the promise of a bright new future…a future Ford wanted to part of. Murphy for a ride in his hand-built automobile. By the time the ride was over, they were in business.
The Detroit Automobile Company opened in with Ford as superintendent in charge of production.
But the venture only lasted a year. Undaunted, Ford hatched a new plan—to build a racer. Ford saw racing as a way to spread the word about his cars and his name. Through the notoriety generated by his racing success, Ford attracted the attention of the backers he needed to start Ford Motor Co.
Ford set up shop in a converted wagon factory, hired workers, then designed and produced the Model A, the first of which he sold to a Chicago dentist in July While most other automakers were building luxury-laden automobiles for the wealthy, Ford had a different vision.
His dream was to create an automobile that everyone could afford.
The Model T made this dream a reality. Ford had succeeded in making an automobile for the masses, but only to create a new challenge…how to build up production to satisfy demand. The moving assembly line. Content Continues Below Ford reasoned that if each worker remained in one assigned place and performed one specific task, they could build automobiles more quickly and efficiently.
To test his theory, in Augusthe dragged a chassis by rope and windlass across the floor of his Highland Park plant—and modern mass production was born.
At peak efficiency, the old system had spit out a finished Model T in 12 and a half working hours. The new system cut that time by more than half.
Ford refined and perfected the system, and within a year it took just 93 minutes to make a car. Because of the more efficient production, Ford was able to cut hundreds of dollars off the price of his car. Cutting the price enabled Ford to achieve his two aims in life—to bring the pleasures of the automobile to as many people as possible, and to provide a large number of high-paying jobs.
Doing the same task hour after hour, day after day quickly burned out his work force. The turnover rate became such a problem that the company had to hire close to 1, workers for every jobs it hoped to fill.
His labor problems solved, Ford turned his attention to another matter—the issue of who really controlled Ford Motor Co. Believing they were parasites who continually interfered with his plans, Ford bought out all his stockholders in Free to lead the company as he chose, Ford explored a number of different ventures.
In addition to building tractors and single-passenger planes, Ford also operated an early mail route and the first regularly scheduled passenger flights. Built on the Rouge River, the 1,acre plant was the largest industry complex of its time.Then take a closer look at the hard-knock story of Henry Ford’s early string of abject failures.
By Robert Greene 6 minute Read. One day in , the twenty-three-year old Henry Ford got his. Henry Ford, one of the world's most important industrialists, is one of the few that have done such a thing, and his story remains one of the world's most inspiring and interesting. Childhood Born in in a small township that's now part of Detroit, Michigan, Henry Ford's early life was spent on a small rural farm.
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