Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing with his invention of the assembly line. Prior to 1913, Ford and virtually every other automaker assembled whole cars at a station with a team of employees working together to complete a single vehicle, usually from start to finish. Ford had been trying to increase his factories' productivity for building the Model T to meet his ideal of building his "motor car for the great multitude." The cost of the first Model T was set at $850, which ...

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