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Nick Cornelius

  1. 1. Henry Ford By: Nick Cornelius
  2. 2. Henry Ford’s Life • He was born on July 30, 1863 • His parents were William and Mary, and was born in Greenfield Township • He married Clara Ala Bryant in 1888, and had one son, Edsel Bryant
  3. 3. Overview • He is one of the most important and influential businessmen ever • He strived to give his works a fair wage, good working conditions, and a state-of-the-art facility • He invented the assembly line, the V-8 engine, and the Model T
  4. 4. Early Career • His first job was as an engineer at the Edison Illumination Company • He joined the company in 1891 • He was promoted to Chief Engineer in 1893 • With this promotion, he began experimenting with the gas-powered internal combustion engine. Ford in his Quadricycle
  5. 5. Early Accomplishment • He successfully test drove his new Quadricycle on June 4th, 1896 • It was a very crude and simple machine, that only had a 2 person capacity The Quadricycle
  6. 6. First Major Steps • When he was introduced to Thomas Edison, he was encouraged to create a second automobile • Then in 1898, he quit the Edison Illumination Co. and joined the Detroit Motor Company, on August 5th, 1899
  7. 7. Work • He created a 26 horsepower racer with the Detroit Motor Company • He eventually left and founded the Ford Motor Company, soon after the Detroit Motor Company became Cadillac Motors
  8. 8. Ford Motor Company • The Ford Motor Company was one of the most influential companies in America • He raised his companies’ minimum wage to 5 dollars an hour, and cut the time in the average work day and work week
  9. 9. Ford Motor Company • His alterations to the company reduced worker turnover, which was a major issue with the company • He produced the Model T in 1908 • The price on the Model T dropped every year, until the release of the Model A
  10. 10. Ford’s death • He died in September 1947 from a cerebral hemmoragge • Presidency of the company was transferred to his grandson, Henry Ford II
  11. 11. Works Cited • http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Henry_Ford

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