The Dream Becomes a Business
Ford Motor Company entered the business world on June 16,1903, when Henry Ford and 11 business associates signed thecompany's articles of incorporation.
With $28,000 in cash, the pioneering industrialists gave birth towhat was to become one of the world's largest corporations.
Ford Motor Company's beginnings were modest. The earliestrecord of a shipment is July 20, 1903, approximately one monthafter incorporation, to a Detroit physician. With the company'sfirst sale came hope young Ford Motor Company had taken itsfirst steps.