The Contributions Of Henry Ford And The Ford Motor Company

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Henry Ford is known as one of America’s foremost industrialists who revolutionized the assembly line modes and production of the automobile. Ford was born July 30, 1863, in Michigan, and passed away on April 7, 1947. After a few trials of building cars and companies, in 1903, Henry Ford established the Ford Motor Company. Ford introduced the development of the moving assembly line and is credited for helping build America’s economy in the nation’s vulnerable years (“Henry Ford Biography” 1). Henry Ford is an iconic industrialist and is best known for his business interests, contributions to mass production and treatment of workers.
Henry Ford took over his father’s business and it was more successful than anyone could have ever imagined (Levinson 381). Henry 's passion was machines and he believed that machines could ease
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Ford lived and worked on the farm and he was fascinated in the steam-powered tractors and other motors (Levinson 234). Henry Ford was engrossed in tractor engines, from his farm, long before he took an interest in motors (Ford 15). However, growing up Ford always knew he wanted to build engines himself (Ford 15). Henry Ford spent his childhood fixing things around his household and he had a strong interest in the workings of watches (Levinson 377). During the summer, Ford spent his time working at the shipyard, fixing large dock machinery (Levinson 256). In 1876, Ford worked at a mechanic’s shop as an apprentice (Levinson 256). In Henry’s spare time, he cut and sold lumber and dabbled in motors; gasoline and steam powered (Levinson 258). Ford tested his inventions on his homestead property (Ford 15), and took a particular interest in collecting artifacts that depicted early American life (Levinson 454). Henry Ford also took a strange interest in building and

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