Today In History- August 12

Today In History- August 12

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First Model T Ford built.

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Henry Ford begins use of assembly line with Model T production.

  • Detroit, Michigan

An innovation for the American automobile industry, on August 12, 1908, Henry Ford produced his first Ford Model T, at the Piguette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.  The event marked the beginning of the automobile age, with the Model T eventually being recognized as the most important car of the twentieth century.  Original production of the car was small, with assembly being accomplished by hand.  The assembly line innovation was introduced to Ford by William C. Klann, and after being introduced increased production to a car being completed every 90 seconds.

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