Timeline of the development of the Ford Model T
This timeline is abridged from http://www.henryford150.com
1896 – Henry Ford builds his first car, the Quadricycle.
June 16, 1903 – Ford Motor Company is founded (after the failure of the Detroit Automobile Company and Henry Ford Company).
July 15, 1903 – Ford Motor Company sells the first Model A for $850.
1906 – Ford Model N is the best-selling car in America.
1908 – Ford builds a new manufacturing site in Highland Park, Michigan.
October 1, 1908 – Ford introduces the Model T which
costs $850, or $950 with a windshield and top.
1913 – Ford starts the Model T assembly line. Production increases and car prices drop.
January 1, 1914 – Ford introduces the $5, 8 hour workday.
October 1, 1917 - The Fordson tractor is sold – “a Model T for the farm”.
1924 – 57% of cars sold in America are Model T’s. Henry Ford makes no changes to his car while his competitors create new models.
May 31, 1927 - Model T production ends in America, shortly after the 15 millionth car.
Ford shuts down to create a new model.
Pictures courtesy of http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?keywords="Ford+Motor+Company.+Photographic+Department" and google images