Archival footage of the Model T assembly line.
The Ford Model T introduced round-the-clock
mass production (three eight-hour shifts) via moving assembly line. From 1909
to 1928 15.5 million Model Ts were built.
Henry Ford said you could have any color you wanted as long as it was black.
In 1909 a new Model T cost $950.
The 177 cubic 20 horsepower V4 engine had to be hand cranked to start.
It was capable of 40-45 mph. You could typically expect 15 miles per gallon of gas.
On the floor are a high/low gear on the left, a
reverse gear in the middle, and a brake pedal on the right. You controlled the speed with a hand throttle on the
The wheels were made of wood and rimmed with steel.
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