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History relaxing assembly line video

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Paul, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,581


    almost zen like

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  2. Lot of interesting machinery going on there.
    Snot shot at 2:16 :eek:
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  3. Thanks for posting this Paul, it's pretty amazing all the automation that had developed since the early assembly lines. HRP
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  4. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 5,219

    from Ioway

    By most accounts working those assembly lines was brutal, but apparently there was never too much of a shortage of guys willing to try. When Henry Ford famously doubled the prevailing daily wage to $5 in the 1920s so many people stood in line to apply they had to use firehoses to break up the crowd, and this was in January, when it gets damn cold in Michigan.

    Five bucks a day doesn't sound like much now but it's easily equivalent to a couple hundred bucks in today's funny money.

  5. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,367


    Wow, any assembly line footage I've seen from a Ford Factory seems way more intense and demanding. This Chev line seems so much more civilized! I wonder if the management pumped inscence throughout the facility and the workers got tofu breaks during the day? Or is it just the power of music?
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  6. Great video. I also didn't realize just how much mechanization had developed as early as 1936.
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  7. Black Panther
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,817

    Black Panther
    from SoCal

    I was also amazed at the level of automation. Imagine the forearm strength of the guy whose job it was to install the wheels and tires....all day. My dad started working at the Tarrytown GM plant in 1958...he got several friends and relatives jobs. He was the only one that was too much work.
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  8. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,255

    jimmy six

    Not an ear plug in sight....Huh? What do you say dear?
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  9. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,375


    Just think, some of you might be working on one of the cars you saw on that production line.
  10. wheeltramp brian
    Joined: Jun 11, 2010
    Posts: 1,228

    wheeltramp brian

    Cool made me sleepy
  11. The amount of mechanisms and the sizes of some of the presses is amazing.

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  12. Latigo
    Joined: Mar 24, 2014
    Posts: 671


    Think I would have been screaming and running for the exit in about 30 minutes before my brain exploded.
  13. Moon50F3
    Joined: Sep 18, 2014
    Posts: 216


    Thanks. That was cool
  14. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 2,379

    from norcal

    Makes me glad I was a plumber, one sparkling thing, oops number 3 rivet missing

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