Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

A Chicago Slaughterhouse

Clip: Episode 4 | 3m 23s

In 1909, the Model T’s first year of production, Henry Ford sells over 10,000 cars at $825 each. It’s a promising start, but it’s still only affordable for the well off. Ford has set his sights on creating a car for "everyman." He needs to speed up the Model T’s construction and slash its price in half. Therein lays the challenge. The solution comes from a visit to a Chicago slaughterhouse.

Aired: 05/08/19

Rating: TV-PG

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