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Henry Ford Horseless Carriage
September 14, 2017

Henry Ford Horseless Carriage

As I went through the tours, thinking about cars in general and how we are on the cusp of a future of driverless cars becoming reality for everyone, I was impressed with how relevant Henry Ford still is. I find this very impressive considering that in many ways he wasn’t an “idea person.” For me, the most impressive part of Henry Ford’s legacy, is that he took…

Importance of Henry Ford
September 13, 2017

Importance of Henry Ford

MAKE IT POSSIBLE Work has begun to bring the Henry Ford Estate back to life! Through a comprehensive program of restoration and reinterpretation, the Estate is being transformed from a house to a home - a home that strongly reflects the lives of Clara and Henry Ford. Join us in making it possible! Become involved in bringing to life the story of a family that…

Henry Ford Mass Production
September 6, 2017

Henry Ford Mass Production

Henry Ford, the great industrialist, was busy celebrating his 81st birthday on a very warm July 30, 1944. Allied troops had landed in Normandy the previous month and, though they faced stiff German resistance, they were clearly winning. At the celebration, Ford visualized what he called ‘great days ahead, ’ but only, as he put it, ‘ if we apply what we have learned…

Henry Ford and the First Car
July 21, 2017

Henry Ford and the First Car

Henry Ford was thirty-six when a diminutive outfit grandly called the Detroit Automobile Company was founded to manufacture motor cars in the city. The first venture of its kind in Detroit, it had a paid-up capital of $15, , with Ford himself getting his shares free. The greatest mogul the emerging automobile industry would produce was at this time chief engineer…

Interesting Fact About Henry Ford
July 14, 2017

Interesting Fact About Henry Ford

Henry Ford Unmasked at Last!! This exposé is under construction Click on images to enlarge The Ford Motor Company was a subsidiary of the Standard Oil Company!! John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937). John D. Rockefeller—the quintessential robber baron—was a billionaire by 1910. He was the founder of the Standard Oil Company. Around 1910, he financed Henry Ford in order…

Henry Ford in the 1920s
July 7, 2017

Henry Ford in the 1920s

Henry Ford ranks among the most important figures of the industrial era. He founded the Ford Motor Company, which pioneered assembly-line production, driving down costs and making automobile ownership a staple feature of middle-class American life. Through it all, he maintained a highly idiosyncratic style of charitable giving. He saw work as the purpose of human…

Henry Ford and his First Car
May 31, 2016

Henry Ford and his First Car

One day in 1885, the twenty-three-year old Henry Ford got his first look at the gas-powered engine, and it was instant love. Ford had apprenticed as a machinist and had worked on every conceivable device, but nothing could compare to his fascination with this new type of engine, one that created its own power. He envisioned a whole new kind of horseless carriage…

Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company
October 1, 2016

Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company organized, with John S. Gray as President and Henry Ford as Vice President. Stockholders are: Henry Ford, Alexander Malcomson, John W. Anderson, C.H. Bennett, James Couzens, Horace E. Dodge, John F. Dodge, Vernon C. Fry, John S. Gray, Horace H. Rackham, Albert Strelow and Charles J. Woodall. Company sells its first car, a two-cylinder Model…

What Year did Henry Ford died?
January 14, 2016

What Year did Henry Ford died?

Samuel Ford died in 1842, but his grown sons carried on the family work, and along with George Ford had become well established by 1847. Cattle, cleared fields planted with crops and rude but substantial homes testified to their industry and persistence. Michigan had prospered with them, rising to a sovereign state but ten years before it was now dotted with…

History on Henry Ford
January 20, 2017

History on Henry Ford

With the purchase of Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in 1923, Henry Ford envisioned transforming the old Colonial Inn into a living museum of American history, an interest that predates the development of both Greenfield Village and Colonial Williamsburg. Henry Ford assured the continued survival of the old coach stop. In a 1924 interview for the New York Times, Ford…

Hemp Car Henry Ford
February 1, 2017

Hemp Car Henry Ford

Ever wonder if there was a way to make a more environmentally friendly car? Henry Ford once did, and he looked to marijuana s non-psychoactive cousin hemp as a partial solution to the auto industry s dependence on forestry and mining. Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent…

What did Henry Ford Study?
April 23, 2017

What did Henry Ford Study?

Henry Ford was one of the world’s great innovators and a quotable gentleman at that, particularly in the realms of business and innovation. Perhaps the most famous quote attributed to Ford is this: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” While there s no real proof Ford ever said this, the words are still applied to him as…

Henry Ford Death Date
June 7, 2017

Henry Ford Death Date

Automobile manufacturer Henry Ford. (AP) NEW YORK DAILY NEWS (Originally published by the Daily News on April 8, 1947.) DETROIT, Tuesday, April 8 — Henry Ford, pioneer of the automobile industry who developed a horseless carriage into a billion-dollar empire, died last night in his suburban Dearborn home. He was 83. Announcement of his death came early today…