Home - by BigFurHat - February 5, 2013 - 23:58 America/New_York - 32 Comments
Try not to be mesmerized -
February 6th, 2013
I only watched it for 2 minutes and counted 497 OSHA violations.
About half way through I realized my mouth had dropped open. Dang, I done got mesmerized.
Really, really cool vid, but wathcing a digitally enhanced 1936 vid is like watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” in color. It just ain’t what the artist made.
Don’t roll your eyes, but parts of the assembly reminded me of a complicated 18th century baroque dance.
It’s amazing to contemplate the level of mechanization and technology involved in that production line from almost 80 years ago. It’s incredible!
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Wow. So even then, robots were doing most of the work. I’m amazed how advanced the factory technology looks.
The music accelerated my buzz too much, this made me happy again.
I thought they were still using horses in the 30′s
How bout ‘snake fascinated’, is that ok
They missed a bolt on my Jeep and it will take all day at the dealer to be replaced.
Mr. Pinko, Back in the 60′s TRW was given permission to sell the Ball Grinders to Russia. End result, made their ICBM’s accurate enough to be a threat to any target in the U.S. That’s no bull shit. Apparently those Gyro’s work better with perfectly spherical surfaces other then rocks. True story, you can google it.
I look at all of what it took to build one car and I have no idea how it was profitable.
BFH, they were not near as greedy back then.
Very nice video! I miss cars that were designed so you could easily work on them.
Here’s a shot of a muslim assembly line around the same time period:
Is “assembly” the correct word to use in that context?
MaryfromMarin, nothing about islam is “correct.”
Compare and contrast. We should have never drilled oil over there.
This part of America is dead. Honest, hardworking, and working your way up is finished. Thanks liberals!
Boobie the Rocket Dog
Video was fascinating.
Background music was unbearable. I expected Fittycent, Poopdogg, Beyondsay or some other rapcrapper to pop into view at any second.
It’s the other way around. It was the mechanization that allowed them to sell them for something that was affordable to more people. It was the investment up front for the machinery that meant the labor costs during the production run were lower, in addition to the machines then didn’t need much more money to keep working.
I guess the video preceded the Turbo Encabulator days, I didn’t see it represented in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac7G7xOG2Ag
Brilliant. That was way before Danny Glover’s time.
A return to the days when jobs and unions actually meant something.
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Some of the first robots. R2D2′s GREAT grandparents.
1. You didn’t build that.
2. We’ll sell each other our debt.
I didn’t see any one-armed men at the large stamping presses. What do they do with them after an accident?
At the 8:40 mark – notice the door fitters had hammers. What they didn’t show were the 8 lb hammers for the “stubborn” ones…
Old Oaks…awesome video – TY
DH pointed out much of the equipment, noting that much of the equipment was still in use in the steel mills in old machine shops, etc.
That was cool and all…. but it didn’t show us where did they put the Flux Capacitor.
I need to quit drinking cough medicine….
It didn’t show us where they put the flux capacitor.
I guess looking like a dumb-ass is what I get for trying to be a smart-ass.
Funny. Not one of those men looked Mexican.
Stranded in Sonoma
The amazing thing was Ford’s Rouge River plant. Iron ore went in one end and cars came out the other.
The reason there are fewer workers needed in today’s auto factories is because the robots are much more efficient due to computerization.
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