[2013] Justin Turner (IM): Henry Ford

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[2013] Justin Turner (IM): Henry Ford

In 1899 Ford created the Detroit Automobile Company. Which dissolved in January 1901. Also in 1901 ford built a 26 horsepower vehicle and successfully raced it. Stockholders in the Detroit Automobile Company created Henry Ford Company on November 30, 1901.

In 1908 Ford created the first vehicle with the steering wheel on the left. He named it the "Model T".The entire engine and transmission were enclosed; the four cylinders were cast in a solid block; the suspension used two semi-elliptic springs. The car was very simple to drive, and easy and cheap to repair. It was so cheap at $825 in 1908.

Henry Ford

Engineer and Inventor

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History

October of 1902 Ford produced an 80 horsepower racer named "999". Barney Oldfield drove to a win in a race in October that same year. They then created a partnership "Ford and Malcomson, Ltd."

In 1896 Ford made a self-propelled vehicle which he called it the Ford Quadricycle. He also met with Thomas Edison in that year and Edison approved of his experimentation. Later that year he began to build his second vehicle, it was finished in 1898.

Henry Ford began as an engineer at Edison Illuminating Company. In 1893 he was promoted to Chief engineer. He then had enough time and money to work on his personal exeriments with gasoline motors and engines.

Became Engineer

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