History Maker: Ford Assembly Line Turns 100

2:47 PM, Oct 7, 2013   |    comments
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  • The first moving assembly line for cars at the Highland Park plant of Ford Motor Company in 1913 that made it possible for mass production of cheaper cars. (Photo: AFP)

You might not be driving a Ford, but it's because of Ford you're driving.

That's because 100 years ago--on Oct. 7, 1913--engineers constructed a crude system using a rope and winch to pull a Ford Model T past 140 workers in a sprawling new factory dubbed the Crystal Palace.

The assembly line was the brainchild of Henry Ford. Now, 100 years later, it remains the standard for mass production of automobiles, according to WDRB.com.

Ford's facility in Highland Park, Mich. was the first to use the assembly line.

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