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Unformatted text preview: industry. The combustion engine continually beat out the competition like the steam powered engines and the electric car of its time. The early American automobile pioneers like Ransom E. Olds and Henry Ford built reliable combustion engines, rejecting the ideas of steam or electrical power from the start. Ford was able to make his success with the Model T and the perfection of the assembly line. The Ford Motor Company was able to move ahead of other car company because the assembly line made it easier, cheaper and quicker to produces. The assembly line drove down the price on his automobile and made it affordable for the middle class. http://www.angelfire.com/co/pscst/car.html http://www.enotes.com/twentieth-century-criticism/henry-ford http://l3d.cs.colorado.edu/systems/agentsheets/New-Vista/automobile/...
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course HIS 204 taught by Professor Kimberlyroff during the Winter '11 term at Ashford University.
- Winter '11