July 30, in Greenfield Township, Michigan Died: April 7, in Dearborn, Michigan Best known for:
December Henry Ford leaves his family farm to pursue his interest in machinery in Detroit. Bryant grew up on a farm a few miles northeast of the Ford homestead. Clara Ford holding baby Edsel, Courtesy: The family is living in a rented house on Bagley Avenue in Detroit.
June 4, After two years of spending nearly every free minute refining his engine in the small shed behind his home, as well as in a basement room at Edison Illuminating, Ford completes his first automobile, the "Quadricycle," and drives it through the streets of Detroit.
Henry Ford driving the Quadricycle, Courtesy: Over the next several years, Ford will have a number of financial backers, who eventually all become exasperated with his constant attempts to update and improve his models.
October 10, Ford enters one of his cars in a mile car race in Grosse Pointe, which he wins. His victory makes him the talk of automotive circles. Soon after, he builds a newer, more powerful racer -- the -- which sets an American speed record of five miles in five minutes 28 seconds.
Racing on the Grosse Pointe Track, Courtesy: The Ford Model N, Courtesy: The most successful, the Model N, is described in advertisements as "a high-grade, practical automobile…[raised] out of the list of luxuries.
Within months, demand is so high that the company puts new orders on a hiatus. By the end of the year, Highland Park will employ about 13, men. The following day, 10, job seekers clamor for jobs at Highland Park.
April After watching an outside movie company film a newsreel in his factory, Ford becomes intrigued by the possibilities for publicity and establishes his own moving picture department. Its two-man staff quickly grows to be a full service production company of over 25, with its own fleet of modern 35mm cameras and a film processing and editing lab at Highland Park.
Spring Henry Ford begins secretly buying hundreds of acres of farmland along the River Rouge to build what would become known as the Rouge Plant. Corbis November 24, Henry Ford calls a press conference to announce his plan to end World War 1. The stunt is ultimately a failure.
Ford receives an injunction forbidding him from using company funds to build the new plant. Henry and Edsel Ford, Courtesy: The announcement excites the public but alarms the seven remaining Ford Motor Company stockholders. For the first time, the Ford family controls every last share in the Ford Motor Company.
And while Edsel may be president in name, Henry still retains power. Henry Ford on the stand, Courtesy: Though Ford won the trial, the press ridiculed the automaker for his lack of historical knowledge and inarticulate performance on the witness stand.
The memo represents growing frustration among executives and a time many would recall as the most tense years in the company. In response to the memo, Ford, not used to opposition, humiliates Kanzler at every opportunity and forces him out of the company within months.of daily life.
Innovation requires self-confidence, a taste for The new Ford car proved to be so popular that Henry could easily sell all he could make, but he wanted to be able to work that the line entailed, Ford responded with perhaps his boldest idea ever—he doubled wages to $5 per day.
With. Henry Ford’s business decisions in the realm of diversity were a catalyst for the growth of equality in the workplace.
He offered employment to women, African Americans, and disabled individuals long before most other businesses did so (Forbes).
The Henry Ford is an AAM (American Association of Museums) accredited museum. The museum complex is an independent, non-profit, educational institution not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or the Ford Foundation.
Henry Ford builds the Quadricycle. Ford called the new car the Model A, commemorating Ford Motor Company’s first car, the Model A.
The car was the first vehicle to sport the iconic Blue Oval logo, and it included innovative features like a Safety Glass windshield. The Ford was the first all-new American car design to come.
Henry Ford is most famous for founding the Ford Motor Company. Ford is still one of the world's largest producers of cars including brands such as Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo, Mazda, and Land Rover. The People’s Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century.
Perhaps one of the most well-known American business success stories, the life of Henry Ford is chronicled in this biography. Perhaps one of the most well-known American business success stories, the life of Henry Ford is chronicled in this biography.