Thursday, January 09, 2014

“The Public Can Have Any Color It Wants, So Long As It’s Black”

The 1910 Ford Model T.

On the assembly line, Ford Motor Company, because of its state-of-the-art engineering, could produce a Model T, start to finish, in 93 minutes.

At such a hectic pace, the only exterior finish that would dry fast enough was black Japan enamel. Any other exterior finish would have bogged down production.

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