Henry Ford Birthday (July 30th)

Henry Ford Birthday (July 30th)

Henry Ford Birth Details

Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863 Detroit, Michigan.

Importance of Henry Ford

  • The Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production.
  • Henry Ford invented and introduced the Model T automobile.
  • The model infused a revolution in transportation and American industry.

Henry Ford Early Life

  • Henry Ford father was William Ford, belonged to Ireland. Henry Ford mother was Mary Litogot Ford. She was born in Michigan.
  • Henry had four siblings, Margaret Ford, Jane, William Ford, and Robert Ford.
  • Henry Ford used to walk four miles to church every Sunday when Henry Ford was twenty years old.
  • Ford was shattered when his mother died in 1876.
  • Henry Ford father wanted him to take over the responsibility of the family farm but Henry hated farm work.
  • Henry Ford also told his father, "I never had any particular love for the farm—it was the mother on the farm I loved."

Henry Ford Career

  • In 1879, Henry Ford left his family and home and started working as an apprentice machinist in Detroit.
  • Henry Ford e worked with James F. Flower & Bros. and Detroit Dry Dock Co.
  • In 1882, Henry Ford came back to Dearborn and decided to work on the family farm.
  • Henry Ford was so proficient in operating the Westinghouse portable steam engine.
  • That Henry Ford was hired by Westinghouse Company to service their steam engines.
  • In 1891, Henry Ford joined as an engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company. In 1893, Henry Ford was promoted to Chief Engineer.
  • hen, Henry Ford had spare time and money to dedicate to his interest in experiments on gasoline engines.
  • In 1896, the experiments resulted in the development of a self-propelled vehicle named the Ford Quadricycle.
  • enry Ford designed and did the experiment on a second vehicle. It was completed in 1898. In1899, Henry Ford founded the Detroit Automobile Company.
  • However, Henry Ford was not happy because the automobiles manufactured were of a lower quality and higher price.
  • So, the company was not successful and closed in January 1901.

Henry Ford First Achievement

  • The Model T was introduced by henry ford in the year 1908.
  • It consisted of steering wheel on the left.
  • The engine and transmission were enclosed and the cylinders were cast in a solid block.The suspension used two semi-elliptic springs.
  • This is followed as a standard till now.
  • The car was not complicated at all to drive.
  • It was simple and cheap to repair.
  • It could be purchased at $825 in 1908.
  • By 1920s a majority of Americans were skilled to drive on the Model T.

Major Contribution

  • Henry Ford was the owner of the Ford Company and one of the richest person in the world.
  • Henry Ford is credited with the large scale production of numerous inexpensive automobiles. These auotomobiles were based on the assembly line.
  • High wages were paid to his workers.
  • Henry Ford had a foccused global vision.
  • Henry Ford did not have accountants in his company.
  • It was amazing that his company aws never audited under his administration.
  • Henry Ford was dedicated to lowering costs which resulted in many technical and business innovations.
  • It founded a franchise system that lead to a dealership in every city in North America, and most of the major cities of the world.
  • Ford donated most of his vast wealth to the Ford Foundation.
  • Henry Ford wanted and made arrangements for his family to control the company permanently.
  • Ford had also entered the aviation business during World War I.
  • Henry Ford built Liberty engines.
  • In 1925, Henry Ford acquired the Stout Metal Airplane Company.
  • Henry Ford’s most successful creation was the Ford 4AT Trimotor Aircraft.
  • It was termed “Tin Goose” because of its corrugated metal construction.
  • It was manufactured using a new alloy called Alclad.
  • It was the combination of corrosion resistance of aluminum with the strength of duralumin.
  • The plane was similar to Fokker's V.VII-3m.
  • The Trimotor first took a flight on June 11, 1926.
  • It was the first successful U.S. passenger aircraft.It had the capacity to accommodate about 12 passengers. in a rather uncomfortable fashion.
  • Several variants were also used by the U.S. Army.

Henry Ford Married Life

  • Ford married Clara Ala Bryant in 1888. Henry Ford supported his family by farming and running a sawmill.
  • The couple had a child, named, Edsel Bryant Ford.