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    The Model T Ford: A Success Story Henry Ford did not invent the automobile but he did help to revolutionize the manufacture of them with his production of the Model T. Automobiles started off as expensive, custom-made machines purchased by the wealthy. Henry Ford decided that he wanted to produce a care that not only the wealthy could purchase but the working class as well. It was his belief that the way to do this was to manufacture one model in huge quantities. Well clearly the Model T Ford was a success but how did it become to be such a success? What did Henry Ford do to market the Model T that helped it become such a business success? In my opinion, the advertising practice employed by Ford that best facilitated the business success of the Model T was Ford making the Model T so affordable. At the turn of the 20th Century, automakers thought the best way to maximize profit was to build a car for rich. Henry Ford thought differently. It was his vision to produce a car that everyday people could afford. With lower car prices, cars would be more affordable to the general public. Ford also thought if he paid his factory workers a better wage, more of his workers would be able to afford the cars they helped make. Henry Ford was right. Ford and his company’s engineers designed a car named…

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    When Henry Ford created the Ford Motor Company, his goal was to make the automobile a need rather than a luxury that was affordable for the average American family. The car that accomplished that goal was the Model T. When Ford’s Model T was released in October of 1903, the main key to it’s success was that a new type of alloy, which is a mixture of two metals, called Vanadium was used instead of regular steel because it was lighter and stronger. The revolutionary alloy had been used in some…

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    Admired as both a technological mastermind and a widespread idol, Henry Ford opened the door to an undiscovered industry of extraordinary size and wealth. In only a few decades, his innovations permanently transformed the United States. Henry Ford prepared humanity for the steep development of the mechanical world, with particular focus in the automotive business. He transformed the automobile, from a development of unclear utility, into an advancement that significantly formed the twentieth…

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    outside. This conveyor belt helped companies, specifically the Ford Motor Company, mass produce products. Henry Ford first equipped the conveyor belt in his factory on December 1, 1913, effectively creating the first assembly line where many workers were given, small simple jobs to complete on each product instead of seeing an item from start to finish in production. Henry Ford amassed a generous amount of wealth because of the new method of production. Some may consider him a Robber Baron, an…

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    Henry Ford Franchise

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    Henry Ford Have you ever heard of Henry Ford? Henry is the creator of the Ford automobile franchise. The Ford franchise is one of the most successful car companies in the world! When Henry was a little boy he lived on a farm with his parents William and Mary Ford. When he was thirteen his father,William, gave Henry a timepiece. Moments after he received the timepiece he took it apart and reassembled the time piece. Soon after he did that he everyone in the neighborhood wanted him to fix…

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    Total Cost Minimization On May 25, 1927, The Ford model T ended production. Its successor the Ford Model A was then conceptualized and brought into production. As soon as it was released into the market a lot of problems arose which led to its failure. From production issues at the assembly plant, to the increase of stronger competition and the start of World War Two, The Model A was doomed from the start and it would not be long until Henry Ford himself would notice it. When Henry Ford first…

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    The impact that Henry Ford made on transportation is one of the only reasons the United States grew and prospered so much at the time. Ford wanted to sell an automobile that anyone could afford to buy. He said “It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise.” On October 1, 1908, the first automobile that Ford Motor Company made was completed. This first automobile was the Model T, it was sold for $825, or…

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    outside. This conveyor belt helped companies, specifically the Ford Motor Company, mass produce products. Henry Ford first equipped the conveyor belt in his factory on December 1, 1913, effectively creating the first assembly line where many workers were given, small simple jobs to complete on each product instead of seeing an item from start to finish in production. Henry Ford amassed a generous amount of wealth because of the new method of production. Some may consider him a Robber Baron, an…

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    invention of the assembly line. This made most products expensive because of the extensive amount of work that people had to put forth into making products. It took workers about half a day of grueling work to create cars before the Model T. Because of this condition, cars were very expensive and most people could not afford one like today. Ransom E. Olds used the assembly line in 1901 to mass produce his “Curved Dash” Oldsmobile. This made it the first commercially successful car that was…

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    Henry Ford's (Model T)

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    Henry Ford was the founder of Ford Motor Company and born in 1863. He found an apprentice job as a machinist at the Michigan Car Company in Detroit after leaving his home at the age of 16. Ford had a determination to enhance on his prototype. Thus, he sold the Quadricycle that he built in 1896 so he could persist building other vehicles (History 2016). He joined up with a group that founds the Detroit Automobile Company in 1899. However, he left the company after 3 years as his partner keen to…

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