In Europe, the First World War begins. The U.S. will participate not until 1917. The sale of T-models exceeds the limit of 300,000. Meanwhile, the factory is changed over completely to assembly line work. Everyone makes only a handgrip and will therefore learn in no time. The number of workers, however, declined despite rising production figures.
The work on the assembly line is clearly much harder than before. However, Henry Ford pays the highest wages and thus attracts workers from everywhere. He even checks the lifestyle of his workers and for good behavior he still pays a dollar an hour more. The price of the T-model has fallen to 550 dollars in the last year. So the day is not far away that the family of the worker on the assembly line also can afford the car produced, unthinkable elsewhere. 08/13
Cars up to and including built in 1914 are regarded as particularly valuable.