Martin

This foreman comes to me and says half the men

under him can be put somewhere else.

I call him a liar. He's right. He divides magneto assembly

into 26 operations. They make them faster.

All he needs is 26 men, We can put 26 somewhere else!

Avery

We have to apply these principles to cylinder machining

and engine assembly. We need something better than gravity slides.

We need mechanized lines

Ford

Electricity!

1911 Model T's made: January 2,100; February 3,000, March 5,000; April 5,800, May 6,400, June 3,300, July 1,600, August 4,600, September 3,800, October 12,600, November 3,200, December 2,600, Total for year 53,700, Total Sales 34,528; Net Income $7,579,334; Price of Touring Car $690

 

Court of Appeals

Counsel for Respondent: Ford Motor Company

Mr. Coudert

We made a simple request. We wanted to ride

a Selden Car. The complainant answered our request.

For 10 months a Selden Car

roamed the earth

1,309 feet!

They built this car utilizing knowledge

unknown in 1879 and still

the car built to Selden's specifications

made one quarter mile in a year.

Selden's a dreamer, but a pioneer?

The complainant's expert, Dougald Clerk,

testified that Selden pioneered. Ironically,

while visiting Mr. Bett's office, I happened

to see a copy of Clerk's new book in engines/

Curious, I looked up Selden

in the index. There was no Selden there!

Let's not turn to Dougald Clerk the witness

with a large and quite proper retainer, but

let us see what Dougald Clerk the scientist

writes about Selden, his car and engine.

We will look in vain.

There is not one mention

of the name of George Selden

not a single syllable

not the slightest hint.

And what does Mr. Clerk write about the Brayton engine

Selden claims he improved? He writes:

"No one however has yet succeeded

in carrying this type of engine

further than Brayton did."

Do we believe Clerk the witness under retainer

or the scientist writing the classic in the field?

And what has Selden done?

Nothing.

Nothing in the public interest.

A corporation, an aggregate of corporations,

armed with his flimsy patent and much money,

demands tribute from buyers and sellers

of the automobile.

It threatens

a $50,000 law suit and offers a $500 license.

This case

is a notorious instance of the misuse of legal procedure.

Will this Court allow Selden to reap

the benefits of other's inventions?

Let the past be witness

to the sham of the Selden Patent.

The Selden legend has some viability:

money, publicity. It only lacks

a foundation in fact without which

most legends must ultimately fail

under the fire of historical criticism.

 

Ford

You're the only one around here

who hasn't tried to get rid of me.

Dodge

My brother and I have the best machine shop

but that don't count any more.

We want the best car factory.

Ford

The best will always be Ford.

Dodge

You have no one like my brother to work with.

Your cross is that Couzens. Some will deny it,

but in business there is nothing like trust

and there is no trust like that between brothers.

Ford

Soon my son will work for me.

                                           

 

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lay crank in place

100

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oil stone crankshaft

FASTER

fit liners below

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150 SECONDS

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mark

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punch

oil holes

with the wage I get

it ain't worh riskin'!

you make $2.50 a day

that's enough for you.

I started at that wage

and went up the ladder.

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FASTER

           

Wills

He said no.

Hawkins

You going to leave it at that?

Wills

He doesn't want to redesign.

He wants me to go to Buffalo

and look over the Keim Mills.

Hawkins

Buy the Keim Mills. We use

all the stampings they make.

Wills

They why don't you go!

Hawkins

Look Harold, don't yell at me.

Ford is losing interest

in the company. He comes in

less and less. And Couzens

is putting his energy into

his bank. I'll go to Buffalo.

Couzens will OK it. Couzens

doesn't like me around. And you,

redesign the car. Ford won't know.

Wills

And Couzens won't mind.

Hawkins

Present Henry with a fait accomple.

Wills

What?

Hawkins

He'll come back from a vacation

and there will be a better Model T.

We'll have all the designs,

all the parts ordered, and machines

ready to go. He can't say no!

 

FOURTEEN HOURS OF ONE MAN'S TIME TO ASSEMBLE A MODEL T

TAKE OFF CAPS

PUNCH OIL SINKS

January 3,100; February 3,900; March 7,900; April 9,100; May 10,900; June 8,200

Sorensen

There's no more rooom

on the floor but there's

plenty of room in the air.

Hang these radiators up

and keep them out of the way

until you need them!

       

HAAAAAAA

MACHINE GOT ME

STOP THE BLOOD

Klann

Is that machine all right?

Worker

He's hurt

Klann

Get that machine back to work

 

Wills

Hank'll be gone for two or three months on a vacation.

We have to keep ahead of competition.

I want to redesign the Model T. Will you help me?

Couzens

I don't interfere in Ford's side of the business.

Wills

He interferes in yours! I can redesign the car

and have new parts ordered before Ford comes back.

Couzens

Maybe you hate him more than me.

You've known him longer.

Wills

I have nothing against Hank. Hank designed the T.

I bet he knows it's my turn now.

The only way I can get Hank to speak his mind is to have

the finished car right in front of him.

Couzens

If your car is better, I'll support you.

I got a wire from Hawkins in Buffalo.

We can buy the Keim Mills machinery,

ship it here and put it out at Highland Park.

Wills

Isn't that interfering in

Couzens

The machines run on electricity. Ford will be all for it.

July 7,700; August 4,800; September 2,800; October 9,000; November 4,900; December 10,100 TOTAL 82,400 TOTAL SALES 78,440 NET INCOME $11,500,000; Employees 6,867; PRICE OF TOURING CAR $600

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