Vintage Allies

Wednesday
Jul 29th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Fine Living Technology Henry Ford's Assembly Line

Henry Ford's Assembly Line

  

VAV!/July 30, 2012

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863-April 7, 1947, an American Inventer and the founder of the Ford Motor Company was one of the first to apply assembly line manufacturing to the mass production of affordable automobiles.

During the 20th century, Henry Ford set forth to build an affordable car that the average American worker could afford.  Out of his ingenuity and determination,  there arose the Model T.  But there's certainly more to this story from history.  Central to Ford's ability to produce an affordable car, was the development of the assembly line that would increase the efficiency of manufacture and decreased its cost. Henry Ford did not conceive the assembly line concept, he perfected it through trial and error.

Between 1908 and 1913, Ford Motor Company forged the practice of moving the work from one worker to another until it became a complete unit.  Then, by arranging the flow of these units at the right time and the right place, they moved to a  final assembly line and became a finished product.  This newly designed task of building a car was far simpler than the plan devised whereby workers moved from car to car.

Implementation of the assembly line was begun at the new Ford Highland Park plant which was purpose-built to incorporate the assembly line. The assembly line process began at the top floor of the four-story building where the engine was assembled and progressed level by level to the ground floor where the body was attached to the chassis.  In total, the assembly line was easier, simpler, and faster... moving the chassis along, beginning at one end of the plant with a frame and adding the axles and the wheels; then moving it past the stockroom, instead of moving the stockroom to the chassis.

The creation of the assembly line has virtually reversed the process of automobile manufacture throughout the world.Henry Ford and the Model T irrevocably altered American society.

In 1927, Ford assigned a plan for his own museum...the Henry Ford Museum. The complex was dedicated in 1929 and opened to the public in 1933. The Museum contains an invaluable collection of Americana.

 


blog comments powered by Disqus
Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 May 2015 06:20 )  

 

 

Like us on Facebook!

Stock Trader Scroller

Powered by Stock Market News and Money Transfer

 

BACON AND AVOCADO PASTA SALAD RECIPE

  VAV!/July 26, 2015/Contributed by Bobby of the Blog Chef During the summer a good macaroni salad recipe is the perfect side dish to serve with almost any type of dinner. This bacon and avocado pasta salad has a little different flavor than you would find in the average pasta salad. It gets most of this flavor because of the dressing. The dressing combines ingredients such as mayonnaise, thyme, lemon zest and lemon juice to create a rather unique flavor. This recipe does require a little bit of prep work but it is very easy to prepare. You can serve this as a side dish with grilled chicken or steak or even serve it as the main course. Enjoy. Adapted from damn delicious. 1/3 cup olive oil Cooking Instructions:Step 1: To prepare the dressing- in a food processor combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Turn the blender on and add the olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified. Set aside.Step 2: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.Step 3: Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add the bacon and cook until brown and crisp (about 6-8 minutes). Drain on a plate lined with a paper towel.Step 4: In a large bowl combine the pasta, avocado, bacon, lemon-thyme dressing, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve right away and garnish with fresh thyme.(Makes 4 Servings)  

 

Chappaquiddick, Senator Ted Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne

Pictured above: FBI Records: The Vault/Mary Jo Kopechne (Chappaquiddick) Part 1 of 2 VAV!/July 19, 2015 On the evening of July 19, 1969 sometime about 11:15, ending a day of sailing, drinking and merry making, 38 year old Sen. Edward Moore Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) of Massachusetts and a family member of one of the most famous names in America, drove his black Oldsmobile sedan off a narrow wooden bridge into Poucho Pond, of Chappaquiddick Island on Martha's Vineyard, consequently trapping and drowning his passenger, 28 year old Mary Jo Kopechne (July 26, 1940 – July 18, 1969) in a mere seven dark feet of water.    Kennedy, eventually told the state officials he was traveling at 20 miles an hour, and had lost his way... At 8:20 am, two individuals fishing from the bridge, noticed the rear wheels of the car involved in the tragedy. Edgartown Police Chief Dominick J. Arena was contacted. Pictured above:  Mary Jo Kopechne Kopechne, who worked on the late Robert Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign, was one of six "boiler room girls" along with Esther Newberg, 26, Nance Lyons, 26, Maryellen Lyons, 27, Susan Tannenbaum, 24, and Rosemary Keough, 23,  attending the weekend party with Kennedy.  Other married men (with the exception of one) were also in attendance at the party. Kennedy, a second-term senator , left the scene of the accident and did not report the event for nearly 10 hours, ultimately stating that he "panicked." Some sources believe that Kennedy was 'sobering up' and preparing an alibi for his actions. 

 

Crab Puffs Recipe

VAV!/June 30, 2015/Contributed by Bobby of the Blog Chef.net Crab puffs are placed high on my list of appetizers. Crab puffs are a perfect snack for any party or get together. There are many ways to make crab puffs but this method has to be my favorite. Instead of having the crab baked right into the dough, the puffs are baked in the oven, cut in half and then filled with a delicious crab mixture. Over-all there is a little work involved with this recipe but nothing major. The crab mixture is delicious enough to eat by itself. Everyone around my house just devoured these; they were gone in no time. The recipe calls for canned crab but imitation crab will work as well. If you are in need of an amazing appetizer, give this recipe for crab puffs a try! Enjoy.

 

Victor® Mouse Trap - Leader In Rodent Control

VAV!/May 30, 2015 Victor® revolutionized the rodent control market 100 years ago with the invention of the spring-based Victor® Mouse Trap. In 1890, when the Tariff Act of 1890 and the Sherman Antitrust Act were taking hold in the US, Yosemite National Park was only just created, Idaho and Wyoming became states, Wounded Knee Massacre was unfolding and the National American Woman Suffrage Association was founded ...Victor® was on its way to becoming a recognized world leader in rodent control! Founded in 1890, they've been a trusted brand name ever since! How about that?  Read on...

 

The Plastic Pink Flamingo Abides

Pictured above:  The Plastic Pink Flamingo abides/Contributed by Starlight Reporter VAV!/June 23, 2015 The iconic Plastic Pink Flamingo lawn ornament was launched during 1957 in Leominster, Massachusetts and was sold beginning in 1958. The omnipresent flamingo became a cultural American icon over the years,  the inspiration for films, such as the campy smash success, 1972's "Pink Flamingos," produced by John Waters, and in 2011,  Disney featured "Featherstone," a  plastic pink flamingo yard ornament in the film, "Gnomeo and Juliet." 

Follow Us On

Vintage Allies on Facebook.com Vintage Allies on Twitter.com