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Henry Ford’s motto when he established his Motor Company at the beginning of the 20th century was to ‘build a car for the great multitude’. #.1. __________ One invention that made it possible was a conveyor belt. Its introduction into the manufacturing process helped reduce the assembly time of a car from over 12 to less than 2 worker-hours. #.2. __________ Consequently, his Model T got cheaper and cheaper. From the original price of $825, it went down to $290 in 1924, a sum that did not exceed the average family budget.
#.3. __________ He did not actively seek to upgrade the comfort and appearance of his Model T. Its design changed very little over the 19 years during which it was produced. In the meantime competitors spared no efforts to beautify and modernize their vehicles. In 1927, having sold more than 15 million cars and having revolutionized the market, the Model T was discontinued.
If the Model T was not exactly a lady’s car, the Cadillac could well be. Designed and made by General Motors, the Cadillac was addressed to a different clientele: those who could and wanted to pay much more for an elegant product that could satisfy even the most demanding and sophisticated tastes. The designers were free to do as they pleased. #.4. __________ They were also in a variety of colors, from flamboyant hues of pink to highly elegant shades of white and black. Additionally, the leather furbishing of the interior made the car one of the most luxurious in the world.
from Zoom in on America, November 2008
|A.||However, this forward looking and ingenious businessman did not foresee one thing.|
|B.||As a result of the protest he raised the wages of his employees and reduced the length of the workday.|
|C.||The company is cutting expenses so it can compete better against lower-cost rivals from overseas.|
|D.||Long hoods, trunks with tailfins, wraparound windshields, chrome grilles and bumpers were the embodiment of wealth.|
|E.||Ford also discovered that producing spare parts and shipping them to market areas where they were put together helped lower production costs.|
|F.||He went about achieving this goal by producing and selling cars cheaply at a time when they were affordable only for the very rich.|