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Henry Ford: The Founder of Ford Motor Company

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Henry Ford: The Founder of Ford Motor Company

Henry Ford was an American inventor who is credited with inventing the automobile assembly line. German automaker, Karl Benz, is credited with inventing the first motor vehicle in the late 1880s, but Ford was the man who made it possible for everyday citizens to own one. Before Ford came up with his assembly line process, cars were built one at a time by hand, which was a very costly and inefficient method of production. Ford’s assembly line revolutionized the way cars were built, and his methods are still in use today.

In 1886, Benz patented his Motorwagen, which was a four-wheel, two-passenger, self-powered motor coach that was designed to replace the horse and carriage. These vehicles were expertly crafted, but were available to only the wealthiest people of the time. Thanks to Ford, that all changed in 1906. His Ford Motor Company, the first automobile company to use assembly line techniques to build cars. transformed the automobile from an expensive curiosity to a practical tool that could be used to transport people and goods easily and efficiently. His first mass-produced product was the Model T. It remains one of the most sold vehicles ever, and was the first to reach 15 million sales.

Ford’s impact on the 20th Century cannot be overstated. At one time it was estimated that nine out of 10 vehicles on American roads were Fords. His cars spurred the American economy like no other single factor. The country’s roadways were built in response to the great number of vehicles Ford and subsequent American automakers produced. Additionally, Ford’s vehicles created a network of support industries such as parts, repair, and maintenance services. It also caused a revolution in how goods were transported in the country. Henry Ford was a true American icon.

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Henry Ford: The Founder of Ford Motor Company

Henry Ford: O Fundador da Ford Motor Company

 

Henry Ford was an American inventor who is credited with inventing the automobile assembly line.

Henry Ford foi um inventor americano ao qual se credita a invenção da linha de montagem do automóvel.

 

German automaker, Karl Benz, is credited with inventing the first motor vehicle in the late 1880s, but Ford was the man who made it possible for everyday citizens to own one.

A fabricante alemã, Karlz Benz, é creditada com a invenção do primeiro motor de veículo no final dos anos 1880, mas Ford foi o homem que fez possível para cidadãos comuns possuir um (veículo).

 

Before Ford came up with his assembly line process, cars were built one at a time by hand, which was a very costly and inefficient method of production.

Antes de Ford aparecer com seu processo de linha de montagem, os carros eram construídos um por vez à mão, o que era muito custoso e um ineficiente método de produção.

 

Ford’s assembly line revolutionized the way cars were built, and his methods are still in use today.

A linha de montagem de Ford revolucionou o modo de construir carros, e seus métodos estão ainda em uso hoje.

 

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In 1886, Benz patented his Motorwagen, which was a four-wheel, two-passenger, self-powered motor coach that was designed to replace the horse and carriage.

Em 1886, Benz patentiou seu Motorwagen, o qual era de quatro rodas, dois passageiros, motor autoalimentado por carvão que foi projetado para substituir o cavalo e a carruagem.

 

These vehicles were expertly crafted, but were available to only the wealthiest people of the time.

Estes veículos foram habilmente trabalhados, mas estavam disponíveis somente para pessoas ricas da época.

 

Thanks to Ford, that all changed in 1906.

Graças a Ford, tudo mudou em 1906.

 

His Ford Motor Company, the first automobile company to use assembly line techniques to build cars.

Sua Ford Motor Company, a primeira companhia de automóvel a usar linhas de montagens técnicas para construir carros.

 

Transformed the automobile from an expensive curiosity to a practical tool that could be used to transport people and goods easily and efficiently.

Transformou o automóvel de uma curiosidade cara em uma ferramenta prática que poderia ser usada para transportar pessoas e bens fácil e eficientemente.

 

His first mass-produced product was the Model T.

Seu primeiro produto produzido em massa foi o Modelo T.

 

It remains one of the most sold vehicles ever, and was the first to reach 15 million sales.

Ele permanece um dos veículos mais vendidos de todos os tempos, e foi o primeiro a alcançar 15 milhões de vendas.

 

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Ford’s impact on the 20th Century cannot be overstated.

O impacto Ford no Século 20 não pode ser exagerado.

 

At one time it was estimated that nine out of 10 vehicles on American roads were Fords.

Num momento que era estimado que nove de 10 veículos nas estradas americanas eram Fords.

 

His cars spurred the American economy like no other single factor.

Seus carros estimularam a economia americana como nenhum outro fator único.

 

The country’s roadways were built in response to the great number of vehicles Ford and subsequent American automakers produced.

Estradas no país foram construídas em resposta para o grande número de veículos Ford e subsequentes montadoras americanas produzindo.

 

Additionally, Ford’s vehicles created a network of support industries such as parts, repair, and maintenance services.

Além disso, os veículos de Ford criaram uma rede de indústrias de apoio como, por exemplo, peças, reparos e serviços de manutenção.

 

It also caused a revolution in how goods were transported in the country.

Isso também causou uma revolução em como os bens eram transportados no país.

 

Henry Ford was a true American icon.

Henry Ford foi um verdadeiro ícone americano.