Many people know Ford as an innovator as far as cars are concerned but it was more a matter of his “combined precision manufacturing, standardized and interchangeable parts, a division of labor, and, in 1913, a continuous moving assembly line” (quote taken from Henry Ford Museum website) that made him able to take off in the car industry.
Henry Ford and the Assembly Line. Henry Ford and the Assembly Line Henry Ford the most influential person in the last century, created a cheap inexpensive traveling carriage. By doing this, people in America and soon people around the world could travel 200 miles in a ten-hour period.
Henry ford did more than that, by introducing mass-production methods he helped make manufacturing what it is today. Henry Ford, was born on July 30, 1863, he was the first of six children, he grew up on a farm with his family in Dearborn Michigan. He spent most of his childhood days in a one room class room and doing farm chores.
The Henry Ford story. Henry Ford has changed the way of life for many people with his vision to make owning a car both practical and affordable. The moving assembly line and mass production techniques that he developed, set the standard for worldwide industrial practice in the first half of the 20 th Century.
Biography: Henry Ford is most famous for founding the Ford Motor Company. Ford is still one of the world's largest producers of cars including brands such as Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo, Mazda, and Land Rover. Ford was a pioneer in manufacturing using the assembly line. This enabled his company to manufacture cars on a large scale at a cheap.
Essay Henry Ford and the Assembly Line Henry Ford the most influential person in the last century, created a cheap inexpensive traveling carriage. By doing this, people in America and soon people around the world could travel 200 miles in a ten-hour period. Before this invention of the automobile people could only travel 20 miles in one day by horse.
The assembly line has always been an impressive mix of man and machine, but what it looks like now is a far cry from a century ago, when Henry Ford first embraced the idea - one that wound up.
In the link below, there is a excerpt from “The First Assembly Line,” an essay by Henry Ford, 1913. Here is a great innovation that Henry had, a great problem solver he would witness the time and trouble that a group of men would have to go through to build a car.