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Henry Ford Tin Lizzie
June 11, 2019

Henry Ford Tin Lizzie

Despite its initial humble appearance, the Model T became the most influential car of the 20th-century. Priced so that the average American could afford it, Henry Ford sold his Model T from 1908 until 1927. Many also may know the Model T by its nickname, the Tin Lizzie. But how did the Model T get its nickname? A 1922 Car Race In the early 1900s, car dealers…

Henry Ford Car History
May 26, 2019

Henry Ford Car History

These photographs are part of an album compiled by the nature writer John Burroughs and published after his death in 1921. In it, Burroughs documents a 12-day car-camping trip he took in 1918 at the age of 81, along with 71-year-old Thomas Edison and their younger friends, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone. This trip was one of a series. The foursome, adding or…

Henry Ford and Mass Production
May 18, 2019

Henry Ford and Mass Production

Mass production is a way of manufacturing things en masse (and for the masses) that takes the initiative for choosing products out of the hands of the consumer and puts it into the hands of the manufacturer. Before mass-production methods were introduced, producers made things to order. They did not, by and large, manufacture things in the vague hope of selling…

Henry Ford in 1920s
April 13, 2019

Henry Ford in 1920s

In the 1920s the motorcar came to represent the American dream, by offering independence and adventure. Cars fell in price dramatically, so that many Americans could afford them. They could be sold to a mass market because they could be made more cheaply, using assembly line methods. Henry Ford’s Assembly line brought the average price of a car down from $850…

First Car Built by Henry Ford
April 5, 2019

First Car Built by Henry Ford

The name Henry Ford stands among the giants of the giants in American industrial history, alongside figures like Getty, Rockefeller and Vanderbilt. Names lost to history, known now mostly by the companies and institutions they founded. But history shows us, time and again, that people are so much more than just the images they project to the viewing public. A…

Henry Ford Date of Death
March 4, 2019

Henry Ford Date of Death

DETROIT, April 7-Henry Ford, noted automotive pioneer, died at 11:40 tonight at the age of 83. He had retired a little more than a year and a half ago from active direction of the great industrial empire he founded in 1903. When he retired Mr. Ford was in excellent health, but turned over the management of the vast empire to his grandson. Henry Ford 2d, because…

Henry Ford Quick Fact
February 24, 2019

Henry Ford Quick Fact

Grants: Henry Ford Innovation Institute, Innovation Institute Grant Amount: $2, 700, Grant Purpose: - Leverage the Henry Ford Health System s intellectual assets to solidify an entrepreneurial ecosystem and brand in Detroit and Southeast Michigan. It is really powerful to use design as a means to creatively solve problems in such a serious field like health…

Info About Henry Ford
January 31, 2019

Info About Henry Ford

The Henry Ford Early College is a unique five year early college program that began in fall of 2007. Students will have the opportunity to attain both a high school diploma and a two-year Associate Degree in five years with little or no cost to the student or parent. The Henry Ford Early College program is specifically for students interested in entering the…

Did Henry Ford Invent the Car
January 15, 2019

Did Henry Ford Invent the Car

There s perhaps no single person more associated with the automobile than Henry Ford. Ford is credited with bringing the car to the masses, which transformed driving from a pastime for the rich into an integral part of daily life for millions of people. Just imagine what the world would look like without the mass adoption of the car as basic transportation: We…

Henry Ford Mass Production of Cars
December 22, 2018

Henry Ford Mass Production of Cars

Build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one…

First Car ever Made by Henry Ford
December 14, 2018

First Car ever Made by Henry Ford

C.R Patterson, Born Slave, Built Automobiles Before Henry Ford Some of the finest buggies made in the late 1800s came out of a small, black-owned company in Ohio. Charles Rich Patterson’s Company later made motor vehicles, and history, by founding the country’s only African-American-owned automobile manufacturing company. To hear Tom Smith tell it, had Patterson…

Henry Ford facts for Kids
December 6, 2018

Henry Ford facts for Kids

Henry Ford Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1863 - 1947 Full Name: Henry Ford Occupation: American Industrialist Date of Birth: He was born on July 30, 1863 Place of Birth: Henry Ford was born in Greenfield Township, Michigan, America Family background: His father was William Ford and he was born in Ireland in County Cork but his family were originally from…

Henry Ford introduces Model t
September 25, 2018

Henry Ford introduces Model t

More than half the world s cars were nearly identical Model T s during the mid 1920s. The car was introduced with a price tag of $850. The Model T later sold for as little as $260, because Ford passed along the savings from his production innovations. The car that established a mass market for automobiles, the Model T, was introduced on Oct. 1, 1908. The first…

Henry Ford Motto
August 8, 2018

Henry Ford Motto

The gig: Alessandro F. Uzielli is the head of Ford Motor Co. s Global Brand and Entertainment division. At 47, this great-great-grandson of Henry Ford is responsible for ensuring Ford vehicles a high profile in Hollywood movies and TV shows. (That s why James Bond drove a Ford Mondeo in Casino Royale and a Ford Edge in Quantum of Solace. ) He s also, like…

Henry Ford Invented the Automobile
June 29, 2018

Henry Ford Invented the Automobile

The Early Years: Ford was born the first of six children July 30, 1863, to prosperous farmers in Dearborn, Michigan. Not liking his farming life and his studies in school, Ford set off at the young age of sixteen to the nearby town of Detroit to work three years as a machinist’s apprentice. After his experience, he went back to his home in Dearborn working only…

Henry Ford Background Information
May 12, 2018

Henry Ford Background Information

SANIBEL, Fla. — Mayor Randy Henderson of nearby Fort Myers recently had to withdraw a proposal to rename a local bridge in honor of Henry Ford. In 1915, Ford built a winter residence next door to Thomas Edison’s house, and today the two homes are a popular tourist attraction. But Alan Isaacs, the director of the local Jewish Federation, and others criticized…

Henry Ford Quotes About Cars
January 20, 2018

Henry Ford Quotes About Cars

This may have originated as a 3rd person statement like:If Henry Ford had asked his customers, they would have told him they want a faster horse- and may even be the brainchild of someone famous (like Steve Jobs, who doesn t believe in asking customers and knows better what they want, or someone from the same school of thought). It has to be noted that, while…

Henry Ford and Hemp
November 9, 2017

Henry Ford and Hemp

So I went as close to the source as I could without calling the Henry Ford Museum: Period Newspapers. Turns out that Henry Ford loved the farmers, and wanted to help them during the Great Depression. He knew that cars were always increasing in popularity, and if he could make plastic cars out of farm products, he could benefit Americans twofold: Cars would be…

Henry Ford First Invention
September 30, 2017

Henry Ford First Invention

Contrary to popular belief, Henry Ford did not invent the automobile. While his Ford Motor Company did produce the vehicle that initiated a new era in personal transportation (the Model T), the invention of the first automobile is generally credited to Karl Benz of Germany. In fact, Henry Ford s most important contribution was actually the invention of the moving…

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…

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