A great day in US history

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    Ford starts the assembly line
    MOVING ASSEMBLY LINE AT FORD:
    October 7, 1913


    For the first time, Henry Ford's entire Highland Park automobile factory is run on a continuously moving assembly line when the chassis--the automobile's frame--is assembled using the revolutionary industrial technique. A motor and rope pulled the chassis past workers and parts on the factory floor, cutting the man-hours required to complete one "Model T" from 12 1/2 hours to six. Within a year, further assembly line improvements reduced the time required to 93 man-minutes. The staggering increase in productivity effected by Ford's use of the moving assembly line allowed him to drastically reduce the cost of the Model T, thereby accomplishing his dream of making the car affordable to ordinary consumers.
     
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    Pretty amazing that you'd be here today, to see how ford has changed...

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    that a crack about my age? :banned: :bat: :teeth:
     
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    Dude...every guy gets feeling 'testy' when they hit the big Four-Oh.

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    I wonder how thats gonna feel, since I've been testy half my life already :laugh:
     
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    Me hopes there's a cave in Tora bora deep enough to hide from your wrath.

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