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Fascinating 1936 Footage of Car Assembly Line
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Posted on 08/06/2013 12:26:15 AM PDT by Windflier

An amazing video of American industrial prowess, prior to WWII.


TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: automobile; automotive; chevrolet; generalmotors; manufacturing
Click on full screen and turn on your speakers. This one's a treat.
1 posted on 08/06/2013 12:26:15 AM PDT by Windflier
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To: Windflier

Henry Ford had engines or transmissions shipped to his assembly lines in wooden crates. He had the makers cut odd holes in the crates. After they took out the part, he used parts of the crate for the floor boards in the car. Genius.


2 posted on 08/06/2013 12:31:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

And now part time American workers make McBurgers or stock shelves with Chinese products at WalMart


3 posted on 08/06/2013 1:21:05 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Windflier
Too much expensive, low-productivity meat in that video.

Check out this one, instead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXOkWuSCkRI

Machines should work. Humans should THINK.

4 posted on 08/06/2013 1:32:33 AM PDT by cynwoody
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5 posted on 08/06/2013 1:42:56 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Windflier

Not just assembling, they were MAKING parts too


6 posted on 08/06/2013 1:45:03 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: cynwoody

FYI - IIRC Watson, Sr., took “THINK” from NCR where he worked prior to establishing IBM. [Still have my “THINK” sign (in English) on my desk next to my piece of TRINTITE.]


7 posted on 08/06/2013 1:50:44 AM PDT by jamaksin
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To: jamaksin
Still have my “THINK” sign (in English) on my desk next to my piece of TRINTITE.

THINK is to working as trinitite is to killin' (today being the sixth of August) — less input, more output. It's all about productivity, you know.

Apparently, the motto dates all the way back to December 1911 — 102 years ago real soon now.

8 posted on 08/06/2013 2:15:02 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Windflier

bump


9 posted on 08/06/2013 2:17:19 AM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: Windflier

Fascinating - and a bit sad. Was this in Detroit?


10 posted on 08/06/2013 2:36:44 AM PDT by b9 (II Timothy 1:7)
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To: Windflier

Consider for a moment how you might have felt after doing one of these jobs for 8 hours. They worked hard physically as well as a level of mental anguish not seen today. This is why the unions were able to organize and challenge leadership for more of the pie. But as things got easier the unions could only see greed and didn’t know when to stop. Thanks for posting this video...it is exceptional.


11 posted on 08/06/2013 3:15:54 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Windflier

Interesting to see such a high level of automation on the assembly line over 70 years ago.


12 posted on 08/06/2013 4:36:52 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Portcall24
Consider for a moment how you might have felt after doing one of these jobs for 8 hours.

It depends on the person. I could do that work all day while thinking about other things. That's the only way to approach assembly-line work. If I tried to focus on the work I would go crazy (and join a union).

13 posted on 08/06/2013 4:46:39 AM PDT by Steve1789 (I miss having a president who loves this country.)
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To: Windflier

For comparison here is a video from Wired of the Tesla manufacturing facility now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_lfxPI5ObM&feature=share&list=UUftwRNsjfRo08xYE31tkiyw


14 posted on 08/06/2013 4:51:59 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

They sell enough to justify a assembly line and plant?

in the past 12 months I have seen 2.


15 posted on 08/06/2013 5:57:17 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Gaffer

And now part time American workers make McBurgers or stock shelves with Chinese products at WalMart


16 posted on 08/06/2013 6:25:20 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: cableguymn

I’ve seen dozens around Atlanta. Company guidance is for 21,000 Model S units shipped this year. They shipped 4,900 in 1Q13. Fantastic car and a very innovative company.


17 posted on 08/06/2013 6:29:12 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: FatherofFive

We really need as Americans to start to focus on American jobs.

Which means jobs in America.

For an entire generation, “our” companies have gone elsewhere.

I say enough. We need true Americans manufacturing and jobs.

Bring back US jobs.

Now.


18 posted on 08/06/2013 6:37:01 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Windflier

Those are Chevrolets.


19 posted on 08/06/2013 7:31:15 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

New auto manufacturing facilities in the US over the last few years:

Tesla - Fremont, Ca
Kia - West Point, Ga
BMW - Greer, SC
Hyundai - Montogmery, Al
Mercedes - Vance, Al
Volkswagen - Chattanooga, Tn


20 posted on 08/06/2013 8:11:57 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: b9
Was this in Detroit?

Had to be. It was 1936. I don't think cars were being manufactured like that anywhere else at the time.

21 posted on 08/06/2013 8:54:27 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Flick Lives
Interesting to see such a high level of automation on the assembly line over 70 years ago.

Yes. That totally surprised me. I had no idea that manufacturing was that technically savvy in that day.

22 posted on 08/06/2013 8:58:09 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Fiji Hill
Those are Chevrolets.

Thank you. I wondered what company that was.

23 posted on 08/06/2013 8:59:56 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
I made a visit to the F-150 line a few years ago, there's an overhead walkway from which you can see it all. Very impressive. Spoken from an automation design engineer perspective, it's very automated and awesome!

The line workers seem well trained and perhaps they make their job look easy. Of course if you work with your hands while others are watching, as I often do, it's fun to make it look easy. That being said, look at the intersection between man and machine here in 1936. They already had four hands in a press requires four buttons pushed before the damned thing comes down.

It's probably fun also to show off the robots which the Tesla video did.

Closest I ever got to a monster assembly line like these was helping a plant layout guy from England working on a Jaguar plant. I was just the Autocad guy. He had a funny way of saying Jaguar, something like Jiggy-wire. Cracked me up.

24 posted on 08/06/2013 5:58:58 PM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: Flick Lives

I was impressed by that too. And just think, all of those machines were drawn up by hand — no computerized anything.


25 posted on 08/06/2013 6:18:57 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Flick Lives

Seems like the line technology was better than the product.


26 posted on 08/06/2013 6:20:34 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?
...was helping a plant layout guy from England working on a Jaguar plant. He had a funny way of saying Jaguar, something like Jiggy-wire.

I lived in England for about a year in the late eighties. As I recall, the Brits pronounced it, 'Jag-you-are'.

I live in Dallas now. The natives here pronounce it, "Jag-wire'.

Either way, it sounds strange to my California bred ears. Out there, we pronounce it, 'Jag-warr'.

27 posted on 08/06/2013 6:21:17 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
here is a video...of the Tesla manufacturing facility now

Very, very cool. Watching these machines reminds me of a well choreographed ballet. Amazing stuff.

28 posted on 08/06/2013 6:30:02 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Actually, it’s a pretty cool word in that way. Of course in my midwest, Detroit accent I pronounce it as Jag-U-uar or jag-u-wire.


29 posted on 08/06/2013 6:36:12 PM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: cableguymn

They’re in the old Toyota/GM JV plant.
Smart enough to set up shop in Nancy’s backyard ya know....


30 posted on 08/06/2013 6:41:41 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

When I was a young man, they built big buildings, filled them with machines, called them factories, and built things to sell to the world.

When I was middle aged, they built big buildings, filled them with things made around the world, called them warehouses and sold them to Americans.

Now that I’m old, they don’t even build buildings anymore....


31 posted on 08/06/2013 6:45:58 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: cableguymn

TSLA just reported earnings of $0.20 per share vs consensus estimate of ($0.17). Also beat on the top line $405 million vs $383 estimate. Sold 5,150 Model S vehicle in the quarter. Stock is up 9% after hours.


32 posted on 08/07/2013 1:13:18 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

I agree. I’d buy one if it had a 500HP petrol engine and could be refueled at a gas pump.

otherwise it’s just a toy car to me and I have no need for it.


33 posted on 08/07/2013 1:52:27 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

I’d say it’s a slam dunk short, except Musk is a Baraqqi partisan and crony capitalism trumps economic reality, LOL.


34 posted on 08/07/2013 1:53:54 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

Very short sighted. They repaid their federal loan 10 years early and are free of any connection to the government. Way too many people here of FR see “electric car” and think government program. They is 10000% not accurate with TSLA and their ignorance is showing.


35 posted on 08/07/2013 9:36:14 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: cableguymn

>”They sell enough to justify a assembly line and plant?
in the past 12 months I have seen 2”<

Reminds me of a Depression Era joke:

A guy is on a street corner selling Apples. His sign says, Apples $5,000 Each.

A passerby walks up and says, $5000 for an Apple, are you crazy?

The Apple seller responds, I only need to sell one.


36 posted on 08/07/2013 9:54:34 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

I see “Electric Car” and I think Government Subsidy, funded by Taxpayers who can’t afford to buy an Electric Car, or any other Car for that matter.


37 posted on 08/07/2013 9:56:55 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Also short sighted since the Model S is $100K


38 posted on 08/07/2013 10:59:49 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
free of any connection to the government.

According to Forbes mag, they make all their profit by selling "electric car credits" to other manufacturers.

39 posted on 08/08/2013 10:01:23 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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