Henry Ford is often thought of as being the ultimate American folk hero who developed one of the most important changes to 20th-century American society - mass production. With his successive teams of engineers, Ford developed technologies which placed the motor car at the disposal of millions of people, freeing them from previous notions of distance and space, and re-shaping the modern urban environment worldwide.While equipping a separate plant at Bellevue Avenue to make engines and some small components, Ford met Walter P. Flanders. ... In this way, the Midwest tradition of manufacture which emphasised the intensive use of metal stampings instead of ... of the economies in the manufacture of parts offered by the Ford fusion of current best practice had been secured. ... at Ford was so swift and powerful that it defied accurate, timely documentationa#39;.15 The example of the magneto flywheelanbsp;...
|Title||:||Henry Ford, Mass Production, Modernism, and Design|
|Publisher||:||Manchester University Press - 1994|