Henry ford

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henry ford


Henry Ford, born July 30, 1863, was the first of William and Mary Ford's six children. He
grew up on a prosperous family farm in what is today Dearborn, Michigan. (XXX) It was
early on that Henry showed a strong dislike for his farm chores and interests in all types
of mechanical things. (XXX) In 1879 at the very young age of only sixteen Henry left home
for Detroit the present day motor city.(XXXX) In Detroit Henry worked as an apprentice to
a machinist.(XXX) Returning home to help with farming from time to time he remained in his
apprenticeship for 3 years.(XXXX) In the years to follow Henry more or less drifted in his
work such as operating or repairing steam engines, finding occasional work in a Detroit
factory, and over-hauling his father's farm implements, as well as lending a reluctant
hand with other farm work.(XXX) However In 1889 with the marriage to his wife Clara Bryant
he was forced to find a steady job to support them and worked by running a saw mill. (XXX)

In 1891, Ford became an engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit. By doing
making this decision it showed that Ford had decided to concentrate his job and work to
industrial pursuits. His promotion to Chief Engineer in 1893 gave him enough extra time
and money to devote attention to his personal experiments on internal combustion engines.
(XXXX) In 1896 his experiments produced a result; he made a quadricycle that had a
steering wheel and a two speed engine with no reverse. (XXX) Although this sounds like a
very impressive feat Ford was not the first to build a self-propelled vehicle with a
gasoline engine.
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