Courtesy of Library of Congress"Assembly Line at the Ford Motor Company's Highland Park Plant," ca. 1913
Henry Ford and his engineers constantly searched for ways to speed up car production and keep costs low. The integration of a moving assembly line in Highland Park Plant allowed the company to do just that. From 1908-1927, Ford Motor Company produced over 15 million Model T cars and the price dropped from $850 to as little as $260.
- Look closely at this photo and describe what you see. What's being made in this photo?
- This is a photo of a moving assembly line. Discuss how a moving assembly line would speed up the production of cars.
- How would the assembly line allow for the cost of the car to be lowered?
"Assembly Line at the Ford Motor Company's Highland Park Plant," ca. 1913. Courtesy of Library of Congress