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Transportation ➔ Jack, Model T

Henry Ford and his brain child, the Model T or "Tin Lizzie" are almost certainly the most impactful factors on the United States becoming an automobile society. The Model T's design and its inexpensive components- all manufactured in house- combined with Ford's visionary assembly line manufacturing combined to make the Model T the first mass- produced, affordable and accessible automobile in history. 
Between 1913 and 1927, Ford sold 15 million Model T's. Indeed, by 1918, Model T accounted for half of all cars in the United States.


1913 – 1927

Ford Motor Company
The Ford Motor Company of Detroit was founded in 1903 by Henry Ford and sold the first Ford Model A on July 23rd. By October 1, 1903, the corporation had already turned a profit of $37,000, propelling the business into an industry leader. Even now, Henry Ford is still known for bringing the integrated moving assembly line to auto manufacturing in 1913, accelerating the speed of production from 12.5 hours to 1.5, greatly lowering the cost. For the past 100 years, Ford Motor Company has rolled out patrol boats, armored tanks, and ambulances for the war efforts, as well as airplanes, pick-up trucks, and muscle cars.

Henry Ford
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