Monday, October 28, 2013

In the News: 100th Anniversary of Ford's Moving Assembly Line

Ford assembly line, c. 1913 (Detroit Public Library, Item number EB01a026)
October 7, 2013, marked the one hundredth anniversary of the moving assembly line at Ford's plant in Highland Park, Michigan. The occasion generated a good deal of media commentary; the links below provide a sample.

Game Changer: Ford Celebrates (Ford Motor Company)
Ford's Assembly Line Turns 100 (NY Daily News)
Ford's Assembly Line Turns 100 (Car and Driver)
Henry Ford's Assembly Line Turns 100 ("Here and Now" [NPR])
Henry Ford's Assembly Line (CBS News)
Video of the line:
The Ford Model T Assembly Line (1919)
The Ford Model T
Ford's Moving Assembly Line (a History Day student documentary)
100 Years of the Moving Assembly Line (Ford video)
How Ford's Assembly Line Has Changed (Bloomberg)
Photos and Video (Business Insider)