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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…

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