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The origins of Volkswagen

The origins of Volkswagen

01 Jan 1904

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The origins of Volkswagen

Word begins to spread throughout Germany about a "people's car".

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Word begins to spread throughout Germany about a "people's car".
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"People's Car" production begins in America

"People's Car" production begins in America

01 Jan 1908

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"People's Car" production begins in America

The first "People's Cars" are produced in America, where mass purchasing power and the means of production make the motorisation of…

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The first "People's Cars" are produced in America, where mass purchasing power and the means of production make the motorisation of American society possible.
Ford makes prototype for mass production

Ford makes prototype for mass production

01 Jan 1908

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Ford makes prototype for mass production

The Ford Motor Company, founded by Henry Ford, produces the Model-T on an assembly line. European manufacturers herald it as the pr…

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The Ford Motor Company, founded by Henry Ford, produces the Model-T on an assembly line. European manufacturers herald it as the prototype of rationalised mass production.
Henry Ford

Henry Ford

01 Jan 1908

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Henry Ford

The Ford Motor Company, founded by Henry Ford, produces the Model-T on an assembly line. European manufacturers herald it as the pr…

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The Ford Motor Company, founded by Henry Ford, produces the Model-T on an assembly line. European manufacturers herald it as the prototype of rationalised mass production. Through Henry Ford's influence, the idea of a "People's Car" or 'volkswagen', inspires designers.
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