Collision Repair Industry Roots Similar to the cars we drive, the history of collision repair has evolved over the years. Mass production of the Model T Ford in 1908 made cars affordable to the typical individual. Back then, the most common transportation modes were foot, bicycle, train, ship or horse. The novelty of automobiles meant that only builders of the Model T Ford were qualified to service these vehicles. In the early 1900s, you relied on bike mechanics or machinists for repairs.
How did railroads impact America after the Civil War? Throughout history, transportation has helped move people and materials around in civilizations. Transportation has enabled the growth of cities and has further increased the development of complex societies. A method of transportation widely used is the system of railroads; before cars and airplanes became popular, trains dominated passenger and freight services due to their simplicity and business versatility.
Although there were many social justice changes in America during the early 1900s, there were also many cultural changes in this time in history. Transportation innovated a lot throughout the early 1900s, cars and streetcars were built to help decrease the traffic in highly populated cities. Frank Sprague designed the first electric streetcar system. Streetcars were an easy way of transportation and were fast, clean, and quiet. The streetcar lines ran from the city center to the outside of the city, creating the suburbs.
The American Dream in the 1920’s was defined by the ability to advance in society and become materially wealthy with the emergence of a consumer culture. This revolutionary period of technology gave rise to the popularity of the automobile and the creation of the minimum wage alongside the decreasing cost of manufacturing commercial goods, and the ownership of a car became essential to the Dream due to the growing ease of purchasing one. Aside from transportation technology, life in the 20’s was changed with the introduction of electricity into homes; appliances like the refrigerator and the vacuum became a necessity beside the shift from food either made in the home or purchased for a low price to more fresh fruits and vegetables and processed
but slowly, the growth rate in San Francisco started to decline, while Detroit city started to introduce new technology to market. In 1910, Ford presented the first moving assembly line, which influenced on U.S. economic and Social movement as well. Because of new invention in market, auto mobile company, Ford created jobs, which provided beneficial environment for worker, also centralized population in Detroit for residential service. As furthermore, this money flow and impact brought people into the city. Figure 3.
“Henry Ford 's low-priced, assembly line–produced Model T, which had been introduced in 1908, had been copied by other automobile manufacturers, and suddenly the automobile became affordable to millions of families” (Automobile, 2015, p.1). People were now receiving higher wages and making more money, which allowed them to purchase more of their wants. A substantial amount of people was buying cars which boosted the economy. The car industry also provided more jobs to people as well as working with the rubber and steel companies. Socially, cars allowed people to travel instantly to wherever they wanted whenever they wanted.
These have a great effect on people’s work as there are many cars in the big cities so it makes it difficult to reach work at time. Actually the traffic jam wastes precious time of people just sitting in the car waiting for time to pass and for the cars to even move. Traffic jam makes it even difficult for people to walk and for some people who have sidewalk-to-sidewalk travel. Too many cars in a big city just makes it difficult for people to walk on a pavement and just get annoyed by the sound of the cars which is also noise pollution.
INTRODUCTION The massive industrial and economic development in the 20th century has helped the population of the world to acquire a lot of things like computers, big buildings and other electronic and scientific gadgets which have helped them to make their life faster and more comfortable. We can travel across the world in a few hours at a jet speed and even within a city. We can move quite fast as we have never done in the past, with the help of inventions of 19th and 20th century. In industrial and metropolitan towns where we have huge factories and a large number of automobiles, the problem of pollution is eating our health in a way that many people today feels that whether we needed this sort of development which is affecting our health and mind in such an adverse way which is irreparable.
Society needed to develop a better more efficient way of getting about of producing essentials/products and they had to do so at a rate that satisfied consumer demand, people needed to get places faster and they needed to travel further in a shorter space of time. As a result in 1908 the Model T car was the first car that was made available to the masses and was created by Henry Ford. Henry Ford use of Weber’s rationalization helped produce the assembly line. The same thing can be said for hands crafts such as clothing and furniture, instead of individuals creating singular products, products needed to be mass produced thus requiring the increased demand for bigger and better factories, it is about supply and demand. As the population began to rise, industries
The anonymous nature of the cities and the teeming masses of inhabitants provided opportunities for thieves and pickpockets. The consumption of alcohol increased as people tried to escape from the boredom and drudgery of their daily lives. There was no way out of the poverty trap. Children were forced to work just enable poor families to survive. The prevalence of child labor meant that the poor could not receive an education to enable them to get better, skilled jobs.
Henry Ford and his invention: The Assembly Line was one of the most important chapters in the 20th century, and one of the great leaps of the Industrialization. Before 1913, Ford has already been looking for ways to improve the production number of his best-selling Model T, in order to reduce the production cost and so to lower the price and be able to sell it in great numbers. To building the predecessor of Model T, the Model N, the process required parts of the automobile to be arranged beforehand, put the under-construction car on a skid and slowly dragged it down the line as they work and finish the car step by step.
For example, prior to the invention of the assembly line an Automobile was considered a luxury only for the rich. After Henry Ford invented the moving assembly line, middle class Americans were also able to purchase this commodity. Due to Henry Ford’s assembly line invention, factories in modern society have produced highly intelligent assembly lines. Ford’s creation has caused a reverberation throughout history and even in the 21st century. For instance, Ford’s own company, today, can create up to 605 cars in 10 hours.
The 1920s were a time of great change in America, especially with the introduction of new products like the automobile and new appliances, along with medical breakthroughs such as the discovery of insulin. A major way the society of America was changed was through the automobile industry. The automobile was the first major product that
After corporate titans like Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Morgan had changed the economic landscape in America, new giants followed their footsteps, this time focusing more on the consumer. Henry Ford emerged as one of the leaders of this new consumer-focused economy due to his Model T car that would prove affordable for the average American. His introduction of the assembly line changed production forever, bolstering the consumer fever. Just like Ford’s assembly line, perhaps the next big overhaul of factories is the use of alternative energy. A great adaptation of Ford’s success would to be providing affordable alternatives to fossil fuels both for large corporations and the average consumer.
This was something that many people were not able to do before. Long distance trips were previously only accessible by trains, yet the automobile made long distance traveling obtainable to everyone. Families were given the opportunity to take vacations and view beautiful scenery that people would have never been able to before without the automobile. This changed people’s lives for the better because people were no longer limited to stay in a certain area and people were freely allowed to explore new places across the