Henry Ford

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Henry Ford

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

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