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Henry Ford

Henry Ford


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Henry Ford
(Biography) §Born on July 28, 1863. Green field Township, Dearborn, Michigan, U.S. §Founder of Ford Motor Company. §Introduced Model T. §Father of Assembly lines used in mass production. §Awarded 161 U.S. Patents

Henry Ford’s - Parents & Siblings

Mary Ford

William Ford

Henry Ford’s Siblings include Margaret Ford (1867–1868); Jane Ford (c. 1868–1945); William Ford (1871–1917) and Robert Ford

Henry Ford (Age 2.5 years)

Childhood He was passion about mechanics from the moment he born. At fifteen, Ford dismantled and reassembled the timepieces of friends and neighbours dozens of times, gaining the reputation of a watch repairman. As young boy he work on a farm with his family and tried to learn about mechanics as much as he can.

Henry Ford

Clara Ala Bryant

Ford married Clara Ala Bryant in 1888 and supported himself by farming and running a sawmill. In 1891, Ford became an engineer with the Edison illuminating company in Detroit.

Quadricycle (1896)
In 1896, Henry Ford test drove his first invention Quadricycle. He named it as “Ford Quadricycle” as it ran on four cycle wheels. It was also called as Horseless carriage. The success of the little vehicle fuelled Ford's automobile ambitions, leading ultimately to the founding of Ford Motor Company in

Quadricycle runs at a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour.

- Model T. Fordism: Fordism is the economic philosophy that widespread prosperity and high corporate profits can be achieved by high wages that allow the workers to purchase the output they produce, such as automobiles. Mass Production

Model T Ford

§ Ford set out to build a car which everyone could afford to buy . § Model T – Tin Lizzie – Flivver. §The attraction of the Model T was that its price never increased. §Costing $1200 in 1909, the price in 1928 was only $295. §By 1928 Ford was producing more than one car per minute.

Mass Production

§Ford was able to sell cars cheaply because they were mass produced and every part was standardized (only one color and one engine size were available). §By producing large number of cars on an Assembly Line Ford needed fewer skilled people and that cut the cost of paying wages. §Assembly Lines : ‘… each man and each machine do only one thing ... the thing is to keep everything in motion and take the work to the man not the man to the work’

Car Industry
More jobs are created in other industries. More Standardised parts are needed Mass productions & Standardisation lead to increased car sales.

Steel Glass Rubber Leather

The Cycle of Prosperity!
More Oil is used. More people with jobs means that they can afford to buy a car!

More roads are built.

Ford Airplane Company

§Ford, like other automobile companies, entered the aviation business during World War I, building Liberty engines. §After the war, it returned to auto manufacturing until 1925, when Henry Ford acquired the Stout Metal Airplane Company. §Ford's most successful aircraft was the Ford 4AT Trimotor .

Award s

§Grand Cross of the German Eagle, an award bestowed to Mr. Ford

Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Ford 1896

Ford Flex 2009

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