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A presentation about Henry Ford. A man who put America on wheels.

A presentation about Henry Ford. A man who put America on wheels.

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  • 1. Henry Ford Egert Sarapuu Ekke Kronberg 11B
  • 2. About Henry Ford
    • Founder of the Ford Motor Company .
    • Father of modern assembly lines used in mass production.
    • Credited with "Fordism“.
    • Awarded 161 U.S. patents.
  • 3. Early years
    • Born July 30, 1863.
    • In 1879, he left home to work as an apprentice machinist.
    • Ford married Clara Ala Bryant
    • In 1896, Ford attended a meeting of Edison executives
    • In 1891, Ford became an engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company
  • 4. Ford Motor Company
    • Ford & Malcomson was reincorporated as the Ford Motor Company on June 16, 1903 .
    • $28,000 capital.
    • Ford astonished the world in 1914 by offering a $5 per day wage .
    • Ford set a land speed record at 91.3 miles per hour (147.0 km/h) , when driving 1 mile (1.6 km) in 39.4 seconds .
  • 5. Model T
    • K nown as the Tin Lizzie and also the Flivver .
    • W as introduced on October 1, 1908 .
    • It had the steering wheel on the left .
    • At first t he standard 345-seat open tourer of 1909 cost US$850 .
    • In 1914, an assembly line worker could buy a Model T with four months' pay .
  • 6. Racing
    • Ford maintained an interest in auto racing from 1901-1913.
    • Ford attempted to enter a reworked Model T in the Indianapolis 500 .
    • In “ My Life and Work ” Ford speaks of racing in a rather dismissive tone .
    • Nevertheless, Ford did make quite an impact on auto racin g.
  • 7. Airplane company
    • Entered the aviation business building Liberty engines.
    • Ford's most successful aircraft was the Ford 4AT Trimotor .
    • The Trimotor first flew on June 11, 1926 .
    • The Ford Motor Company played a pivotal role in the Allied victory during World War I and World War II.
  • 8. International business
    • Ford’s River Rouge Plant became the world's largest industrial complex .
    • He believed that international trade and cooperation led to international peace
    • He opened Ford assembly plants in Britain and Canada in 1911 .
    • In the 1920s Ford also opened plants in Australia, India, and France .
  • 9. Thank you for listening!