Henry Ford was the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the driving force behind the firm and its products, who made an extraordinary impact on the American industry. Henry made many accomplishments, which include the Quadricycle and the Model-T car. As a young kid Henry was really into the mechanical industry, which helped him in life to develop all of the cars that he created during his years at the head of Ford and as he worked in his younger days at a Detroit factory. (2: 23) Also when Henry was married to Clara Bryant in 1888, he ran a sawmill, which helped him make some money to get his family started. (6: 1) The Model-T car was very cheap and this made it available for every man or woman who wanted to get a car.
This vehicle initiated a new era in personal transportation. The Model-T was easy to operate, maintain, and handle on almost any road conditions, which immediately made it a huge success. Henry Ford was a huge success in the boom of the economy in the early 1900’s. (4: 2) Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863 and he was the first of William and Mary Ford’s six children. (2: 3) He was born on a farm near what is now called Dearborn, Michigan. As a young boy Henry Ford enjoyed a normal young life of the rural nineteenth century.
(3: 4) He spent most of his youthful days in a very small school and doing chores on his family’s small farm. When Henry was in the early stages of childhood, he showed a lot of interest in mechanical things because he did not like doing farm work. (5: 8) In 1879, when Henry Ford was sixteen years old, he left home to the city of Detroit to go to work as a mechanic’s helper. Even though he left home for Detroit, since the cities were close together, he often came home to help out on the farm. Henry worked as a mechanics apprentice for three years then he returned back home to Dearborn.
Henry Ford was one of the most important and influential inventors and businessmen in the short history of America. He revolutionized the business world and he changed forever the efficiency of factories around the world. One of the reasons that Henry Ford can be considered such an important man is that his ideas and concepts are still used today. Boron on July 30, in the year of 1863, Henry Ford ...
(2: 25) The next couple years of his life Henry was dedicated to dividing his time between using many different types of machines, otherwise he spent his time fixing up steam engines and he occasionally worked in a Detroit factory. (5: 2) Henry also spent a lot of his time helping on his dad’s farm apparatuses, in addition to doing other hands on farm work. In 1891, Ford became an engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit, Michigan. (6: 1) This was a very important role in Fords life that signified a choice for the quest of his industrial life. He received a promotion in 1893 to Chief Engineer, which left him with enough time to work on his personal engines. (4: 3) With all of this time off Henry Ford was able to complete his first self-propelled vehicle he called the Quadricycle.
He also offered each of his workers a wage of a least $5. 00 per day, which was a lot of money for a worker to make back then. (3: 2) This vehicle that Henry Ford developed, which was Quadricycle was a gasoline-powered automobile. The Quadricycle was made on June 4, 1896 in a very small shop in the back of his house. (2: 35) Henry named it the Quadricycle because it had four wheels. This car also had a steel frame, no body.
It had a little bit of wood and a box seat. There was also a bell and a light. The back of the seat had a special plate that said: (3: 25) U. S. & FOREIGN PATENTS PENDING ON THE WORKING PART & DESIGN OF THIS MACHINE The only thing wrong with this car was that it looked like a big bike and it steered like a giant boat. Another bad thing was the car had only two speeds.
The problem with this was that they were both forward speeds so; if you needed to go into reverse you had to push it. (2: 3) This car helped Ford start the Ford Motor Company in 1903 because it was self-propelled and very easy to work with. The most important car that Henry Ford built was the Model-T automobile. Henry Ford was once heard saying that, “You can paint it any color just as long as it’s black.” This quote has survived for over 75 years. (6: 4) This was a car that had a lot of speed for those times, which were 20-horse power and four cylinders.
Have you ever spend a little time maintaining your car? People use their cars everyday for different purposes. Mostly they use it for traveling to places. Cars are proven to be safer and cheaper than sports bikes. Some people do not maintain their car on regular bases; those are the people who we see often on side of a road waiting for a towing truck to come. Do you have any idea on how costly can ...
It could reach top speeds of 35-40 mph. This bad boy had reverse and two sets of brakes. Last it consisted of a 10-gallon tank of gas and side oil lamps, tail lamp and a horn. (6: 4) Another feature that this car had was a steering apparatus on the left side of the vehicle. He also had a three-point engine mounting, which was an important feature because it avoided distortion in the engine base, which was common for vehicles back then. A few glitches that they had with this car back then were in the transmission because the linings in the bands came out a lot.
Another bad thing was that the bearings in the rear axe l were not made very well so you had to replace them a lot. The last problem with the Model-T was that the wheels were different sizes so you had to carry extra of both sizes of you had a flat. (5: 22) A great feature that Ford made on this car was that it was almost unbreakable because you could hit it with anything and it will just bounce off. The last problem that you could have with this automobile would be going up hills.
The problem with this is that if you didn’t have enough speed the forward gears didn’t have enough power so you couldn’t make it up the hill. A way to get up the hill would be to go in reverse because it had a higher gear and if you were low on gas, going into reverse would place the gas higher in the carburetor, which intern would give you some power. This was caused because the lube system in the car was not effective at all angles. Also he placed the gas tank so it would eliminate the chance of the oil starvation, which will blow the engine in your car. (5: 23) The car sold for $850 and in 19 years they sold over 15, 000, 000 of them at the Paquette Avenue Plant in Detroit. (4: 3) Henry Ford failed twice trying to establish the Ford Motor Company, but in 1903 he was able to start the company and became vice-president and chief engineer.
(1: 1) This small, new company started out making a couple cars a day in the plant on Mack Avenue, Detroit. He had a couple groups of two men per group working on the cars each day. After a little while, Ford realized that in order to produce the car that every man wanted he had to make the car a reasonable price, reliable and efficient. (3: 2) Due to the high commands of this car, Ford had to open another factory in Highland Park, Michigan in 1910. (6: 3) In 1918, the number one car that every man had or wanted in the U.
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S. was the Model-T. (6: 4) To make these cars so nice Henry had to combine precision manufacturing, standardization and interchangeable parts. He also started a division of labor and the assembly line. (5: 3) In an assembly line, the workers stayed in the same place, while adding a piece to a car as the car moved on past them. To deliver the parts from place to place was a giant convey er belt, which was the key to the assembly line because it had to have the right speed and it had to move smoothly and efficiently.
(3: 36) The launching of the assembly line revolutionized automobile industry by significantly reducing the time it takes to make each of the vehicles. (1: 1) This ended up lowering the cost per car, which made the customers happy. Henry Ford’s production of the model T’s made his company the largest automobile manufacturer in the whole entire world. (4: 3) This great company began with the building of the world’s largest industrial complex on the Rouge River in Dearborn, Michigan during the late 1910’s. This massive Rouge Plant included all the necessity’s for his cars, which was: a steel mill, glass factory, and an automobile assembly line. (4: 4) This plant could hold 81, 000 workers, it had a total area of 6, 952, 484 square feet, and it cost $268, 991, 592.
07. Iron ore and coal were brought on by the Great Lake steamers and by railroad tracks. (2: 10) These rolling mills, forges, and assembly shops transformed the steel into springs, axles, and the bodies for the automobiles. The foundries also converted iron into the engine blocks and cylinder heads that were assembled with the other engine parts. (2: 11) By the year 1927, Ford had assembled the steps in the manufacturing process from refining the raw materials to the final assembly of an automobile. Henry had characterized the ideas of mass production.
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(2: 12) In conclusion, Henry Ford turned out to be the spark plug of the automobile industry. He was the man who started to use the assembly line and he also produced all of his own materials so they were cheaper, which intern aloud Henry to sell his cars more affordable to the consumers. (4: 1) The Model-T automobile was one of the best cars of all time because it was affordable, and it came in a wonderful color of black, which was very nice. Henry Ford had a split personality, on some occasions he could be mean, selfish and he sometimes had a cruel streak. Yet at times Henry could be generous, compassionate and kind. Also he was narrow minded, and stubborn.
But then he would come back and have remarkable insight, vision and open-mindedness. Most of his associates said that it was hard to understand Ford’s chameleon like personality but he was still a good guy. (1: 1).