The Success Of Henry Ford And The Detroit Automobile Company

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Henry Ford was born July 30, 1863, on his family farm in Greenfield Township, Michigan. He was just fifteen years old when he began to experiment with things. For instance on his fifteenth birthday his father gave him a pocket watch, which he would take apart and put back together again and again to see how it operated and over the years he would begin to fix watches for friends and neighbors giving him a reputation of a watch repairman in his town. In 1879, Ford left his family farm to work as an apprentice machinist in Detroit, first working with James F. Flowers and Bros and with Detroit Dry Dock Co. Once he was done working for these companies, he returned to work on his family farm where he learned how to operate a portable steam engine …show more content…
But Fords new company went on to face the same exact dilemma making him unhappy with the company which led to the company’s failure in the beginning of 1901 when it was shut down. Ford then went on to race a 26-horsepower automobile that he designed and it had a lot of success early and with its success, Murphy and Stockholders from Detroit Automobile Company formed the Henry Ford at the end of 1901. But when Murphy brought in a person named Henry Leland, Ford would leave the company because he felt like he was betrayed and that if he continued working there, his work would be stolen from him. Once he left, the company was renamed the Cadillac Automobile Company. Ford went on to team up with a man named Malcomson and the Dodge Brothers. The Dodge Brothers were brought in because Ford owed them money from when they invested in the Detroit Automobile Company, so they were given a portion of the new company named “Ford Motor Company” in 1903 which had a $28,000 …show more content…
For example, Since Ford was anti-war, he was asked to join the League of Nations during World War 1 and he got them to fund peace ships to Europe. Henry Ford revolutionized not only the way we work and the environment that we work in, but the way we live our lives outside of the

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