Exploded Ford Model T, Originally Manufactured in 1924

Summary

There were more than 10,000 parts in a Model T. Henry Ford's moving assembly line required that each one of those parts be manufactured to exacting tolerances and be fully interchangeable with any other of its kind. By splitting a car's construction into a series of distinct small steps, the assembly line generated enormous gains in productivity.

There were more than 10,000 parts in a Model T. Henry Ford's moving assembly line required that each one of those parts be manufactured to exacting tolerances and be fully interchangeable with any other of its kind. By splitting a car's construction into a series of distinct small steps, the assembly line generated enormous gains in productivity.

Artifact

Automobile

Subject Date

1924

Creators

Ford Motor Company 

Place of Creation

United States 

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Made in America

Object ID

R92.0.1

Material

Metal
Steel (Alloy)

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