– THE MOTOR CAR INDUSTRY –
-> At the end of the 19th century motor cars were made in Great Britain, France, Germany and the United States.
They were not popular for many years because they were too expensive. They were very expensive because they were made in small workshops and not in factories.
Mechanics had to make many small parts with the help of only a few machines. At the beginning of the 20th century – in 1909 – the American engineer Henry Ford found a way to make cheaper cars very fast.
He opened a factory. In his factory there were machines making the parts of the cars. This factory made one kind of motor car only – the famous Ford “Model T”.
FORD MODEL T