Then he started fixing peoples watches then as he grew older he started making other things like a quadricycle and a gas engine in the late 1890’s. His inventions changed the way that people would travel the ways that wars would be fought and captivated a nation. In my essay I’m going to focus on Ford Motor Company’s Ford Mustangs. Ford Motor Company was started on June 16, 1903 by Henry Ford and some other investors. When Ford Motors first started it was only one of fifteen car manufacturers in Detroit and one of eighty-eight in the United States.
“Henry Ford’s Model T marked the beginning of the car as a mainstay in our society.” Henry Ford also designed his own engine for his own business. In his younger years, Ford fixed watches for his friends and family. Once Ford was older, he served as chief engineer for the Edison Illumination for more than five years. Before Ford started his own business, Karl Benz was credit for the invention of automobiles, but Benz’s cars was expensive. Only the wealthiest people.
Organization Review General Motors was founded by William Durant on September 16, 1908. At its inception, GM owned only the Buick Motor Company, but acquired Oldsmobile, Cadillac and Pontiac within ten years of its formation. Demand for automobiles heightened between 1910-1929, allowing General Motors to set the standard for production, design and marketing innovation. GM diversified their selection and opened more than a dozen new plants outside of the United States. In 1927, the head of GM's design studio, Harley Earl, designed the LaSalle which marked the beginning of true automotive design as it was far less boxy than the Ford Model T. "In 1940, former GM President William Knudesen was chosen by President Roosevelt as Chairman of the new Wartime Office of Production Management."
In 1903 Ford launched his own car company, The Ford Motor Car Company, and by January 1904 he had sold 658 vehicles. By 1908 he built the famous Model T, a car that was affordable to the middle class. The automobile was no longer the toy of the rich. Ford was able to make a reliable and inexpensive automobile primarily because of his introduction of the innovative moving assembly line into the process of industrial manufacturing. The assembly line is a system for carrying an item that is being manufactured past a series of stationary workers who each assemble a particular portion of the finished product.
(2) Chevy was founded on November 3, 1911 by Louis Chevrolet as well as William Durant. The first automobile they came out with is the Model D 4 passenger roadster powered by a v8 engine. The first vehicle GMC manufactured was a commercial vehicle called the GMC Electric Furniture Delivery Truck that came out in 1913. Pontiac started as Pontiac Buggy Company in 1893 by Edward Murphy and they were building horse-drawn carriages. Later on in 1907 Murphy realized that the future was motor vehicles and decided to turn the buggy company into Oakland Motor Company.
History Paper Colton Gelnar “The Best Or Nothing” Cars have been used for many tasks since the invention of it in January 29, 1886. The first car with a petrol engine was invented by Karl Benz. Later Karl Benz merged with many companies and is today known as Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz has been a sought after car, and a leading car brand for many decades. Everyday people, to companies, and government want theses luxury cars.
The car was designed by Childe Harold Wills and a couple of Hungarian immigrants. It was a 2 speed vehicle and had rear-wheel drive, the car had 3 pedals: the left pedal which was used to engage the car and turn it on and the center pedal was used to put the car in neutral and the right pedal which was used to move the car forward. By 1918, half of all the cars in the United Stated were Ford Model T’s, from 1908-1912 the Ford Model T was not avail... ... middle of paper ... ...r even a helicopter, but one thing is guaranteed mechanics will always be around and people will always need them. Works Cited http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Model_Thttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Model_T (6) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automobile (7) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_automobile (8) http://www.carsdirect.com/green-cars/a-brief-history-of-hybrid-cars (9) http://www.allpar.com/history/bantam-jeep.html (10) http://iamdistrict250.ca/our-skilled-trades/a-brief-history-of-the-auto-mechanics-trade/ (11) http://ezinearticles.com/?The-First-Car-Led-to-The-First-Mechanic&id=799023 (12) http://www.mesothelioma.com/asbestos-exposure/occupations/auto-mechanic.htm (13) http://education-portal.com/automotive_mechanic.html (14) http://degreedirectory.org/articles/What_is_the_Job_Outlook_for_an_Automotive_Technician_Career.html (15)
The automobile was first invented Europe in 1771 with a top speed of 2.3 miles per hour. A man by the name of Gottliech Daimler produced what was known as the milestone car in 1889, this vehicle traveled at 10 miles per hour (Brown, 105). Not more then a handful of these cars were produced over seas. Not many people had ever seen one, let alone had one. It wasn’t until Henry Ford invented the assembly line, that anyone knew what a car was.
The rest came from a new facility devoted to Corvettes in St. Louis which had the capability to build 10,000 cars a year. The MSRP for the Base model was $3,498 which included an AM radio and a heater. Since the body was fiberglass the antenna was incorporated in the trunk lid which wouldn’t have been possible with a conventional steel body. Other GM marques featured a V8 engine but they weren’t willing to share. Though reaction to Corvette as a show car was strong... ... middle of paper ... ...ertible and was given a purple and yellow paintjob.
So in May 1927, the Model T era came to an end. For many years “Ford Motor Company” has been dedicated to one purpose. Which was to build the Model T, but the people wanted a change. Change was exactly what Henry needed but it costed him all of his workers. Thousands of Henry’s workers were laid off for 6 months, while waiting for Ford to come up with another model.