FYI: The Last Time the Cubs Won the World Series, the Model T Just Debuted

How’s this for a bit of topical history, the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, Henry Ford was revolutionizing the world. 

Debuting on October 1, 1908 the Model T aimed to mobilize the masses with Henry Ford’s innovative new assembly line, which lowered the cost of manufacturing to a point that anyone could afford a new motor coach, not just the wealthy.

Starting just north of $825– $22,000 in 2016 dollars– which is 35 percent less than the $35,000 average cost of a new car today.

Fast forward ten years and more than half the cars on American roads were Ford Model Ts.

[Source: Chicago Tribune]

 

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