FORD

COUZENS

GREY HEIRS

J. DODGE

H. DODGE

ANDERSON

RACKHAM

 
585 SHARES

110 SHARES

105 SHARES

50 SHARES

50 SHARES

50 SHARES

50 SHARES

Ford

Hal, I can't get you stock in the company.

Anderson told me it'd be against

the company by-laws.

If you had gotten stock

they'd have gotten me in court.

How about if I give you

a big cut of dividends

and you keep an eye

on this Flanders.

Wills

Couzens's new man?

          THAT'S HENRY FORD

GOOD TO SEE THE BOSS

HE SHOULD CAN ANDRICH

HE SMASHED A NEW CAR

HE'S A LUSH

BUT WHO CAN BLAME HIM

RUSH RUSH RUSH

THEY MADE A GUY FOREMAN

AND DIDN'T EVEN RAISE

HIS PAY

GOOD TO SEE THE BOSS

you men in pit five stop yacking

 

Parker

You were my witness. Now the Selden lawyers

want to question you.

Ford

What questions?

Parker

The experts testified.

They want to make you look like less than an expert.

Ford

Make me look stupid?

Parker

Just answer the questions

as best you can.

 

P.E. Martin

They fired Andrich. I run the shop.

Flanders

Back East we have shop principles

that I haven't seen in Detroit.

The Ford shop is like most backward shops

Machines grouped by type.

There's no concept

of the flow of production.

P.E. Martin

No. Too many people bump into each other already.

We best try to keep the work in one place

Flanders

Inventory runs 20 to 60 days.

I can cut it down to 10!

       

Wills

You passed over good men when you got this Flanders

Couzens

You don't make enough cars!

Wills

Who says Flanders will?

Couzens

I can't wait for Ford and his pals

to turn into wizards. The Model K

failed. We must sell the Model N

fast, or we go under!

Wills

You were Malcomson's pal. I'm Ford's.

You got stock. I didn't. I'm watching you.

Couzens

Beg, borrow and steal! That's how I got

my shares. That's why I got a share of the house!

 

Betts

Mr. Ford, are not all gasoline automobiles today

basically the same?

Ford

They all run on gas, if that's what you mean.

Betts

That's not what I mean. They all combine certain basic elements.

They all have an engine, a transmission, wheels, steering, means to

supply the engine with fuel and keep it lubricated.

Ford

But they all go about those things in different ways.

Betts

Do they? Did you invent the engine used in the Ford car?

That's basically an Otto engine, is it not?

Ford

Yessir, but much improved.

Betts

You borrowed the carburetor you use from the work of other men,

did you not?

Ford

Yessir.

Betts

And the transmission?

Ford

We did a lot of developing on that.

Betts

The basic ideas for it came from another man's work?

Ford

Clarence King

Betts

You have been just a good collector and mechanical arranger

in getting out your present machine?

Ford

I guess you could say that.

Betts

You never designed a car that you felt

was novel enough to patent in its entirity?

Ford

They didn't patent the horse did they?

Betts

Answer my questions, don't pose your own.

If the court sustains the Selden patent

as valid and infringed and your company put under

injunction preventing you from making cars

it would be a pretty serious matter for you

would it not?

Ford

Yessir.

 

 

Mr. Couzens! Mr. Couzens.

What!

I was in Mr. Ford's office

and it's filled

with unopened letters!

Bills! Payments!

Get a secretary in there

to clean up his mess!

 

Flanders

That miller and borer

are too big to move

build around them

Put that jig here! Not by the drinking fountain

move it just a few feet from that miller

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where you need a driller

put a driller. There's

no sense always bringing

the work back to one place

just for drilling.

C'mon roll those machines

over here. Don't be

afraid to dent them.

Roll them over.

All these machines

have to be closer

close as safety allows.

You have enough space

for a damn dance floor

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      You have two halves

of the bloc. Have two

jigs and two production

flows that run

together. There are

much better drillers

than these. Buy

three high speed

millers and multiple

drillers. Jig them

specially for the job.

Put gravity slides

between these jobs.

A man places the work

in one spot and

it'll slide down

to the next job

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through

the machines

that almost touch

manned by men who

run them and pass

the work along

to assembly pits

ONE OPERATION LEADS TO ANOTHER

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