The Model t: A Centennial History [Audiobook] download free by Robert Casey

The Model t: A Centennial History Audiobook download free by Robert Casey
  • Listen audiobook: The Model t: A Centennial History
  • Author: Robert Casey
  • Release date: 2016/8/6
  • Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Transportation
  • ISBN: 9781421421179
  • Rating: 8.94 of 10
  • Votes: 140
  • Review by: Abigail Pickett
  • Review rating: 7.01 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/14
  • Duration: 2H5M45S in 256 kbps (33.6 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-17
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: Musepack, MPEG4, FLAC, WavPack, WMA, MP3, WAV (compression ACE, RAR, ZIP, TAR.Z, LZ, DMG, TAR)
  • Total pages original book: 168
  • Includes a PDF summary of 18 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 12M24S (3.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 'I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and take care of. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one-and enjoy with his family the blessings of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces.'-Henry FordFirst rolled out in 1908 with an $850 price tag, the Model T Ford was the nation's first mass-produced, affordable, and versatile motor vehicle. It made Americans mobile as never before, spurred a revolution in manufacturing methods, and marked a sea change in automotive design and engineering.Originally written for the centennial celebration of the Model T, Robert Casey captures the remarkable story of that car's history and development and of its long-lasting impact on America. Here are the people who built the Model T and how, the folks who purchased it and why, and the profound technological leaps in mass production and mass consumption that we rightly associate with Ford's automobile.Casey discusses how the car was designed, built, sold, and driven, as well as how owners tinkered with it. He describes the experience of driving a Model T and explains how a few engineering innovations-a one-piece cylinder block with detachable cylinder head, a clever flexible suspension system, the use of lightweight vanadium alloy steel-led to the car's reliability and popularity and spurred innovations across the motor vehicle industry.Richly illustrated with archival photos from The Henry Ford, The Model T is the definitive history of an iconographic piece of American technology.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of Engineering & Technology, Motor Cars, Road & Motor Vehicles, History Of The Americas
  • Download servers: BitShare, ownCloud, FreakShare, 4Shared, Google Drive. Compressed in ACE, RAR, ZIP, TAR.Z, LZ, DMG, TAR
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 36.76 USD
  • Dimensions: 178x254x12.7mm
  • Weight: 454g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Baltimore, MD, United States

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