A short history of the invention of the Ford brand

Henry Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line. However, he changed the world by applying assembly line technology to produce machines that everyone could afford. From 1909 to 1927, Ford Motor Company produced more than 15 million Ford T cars. No doubt Henry Ford changed the economic and social fabric of the twentieth century.

In 1914, Ford Motors produced 308,162 cars, more than the other 229 car manufacturers. By the time the last Ford T was assembled, the company was producing a car every 24 seconds..

The first production cars «Ford T» were assembled on October 1, 1908 at a plant in Detroit. Over the next 19 years, relatively few significant changes were made to the basic design. By 1926, the model had become so old-fashioned that the Ford T could no longer compete with more modern offerings from competitors such as the Chevrolet. 1927 was the last year for Henry Ford’s «utility car».