Henry Ford failed twice at manufacturing before forming Ford Motor Comapny in 1903, at the age of 40. The company sold an impressive 1,700 cars in its first 15 month. In 1913, Ford inaugurated the first moving assembly line, significantly streamlining production. To reduce labor turnover, Ford announced in 1914 his intention to share $10 million of his company's profits with his workes, more than doubling their salary to an unheard of $5 a day.
Whether You Think You Can - Wall Decal “Whether you think you can, or think you can't, You're Right.” Henry Ford
• “A bore is a fellow who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.”
• “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
The Ford Century : Ford Motor Company and the Innovations that Shaped the World by Russ Banham Centennial book is a visual history of the man and the machine that shaped the world in which we live. The story of the Ford Motor Company from the turn of the nineteenth century on into the twenty-first covers the vision, inventions, personalities, legendary vehicles, setbacks, and successes. More than five hundred images from private collections and the Ford Archives, along with info and timelines, from the invention of the assembly line, V-8 engine, affordable everyman's car, creation of a network of national highways, labor wars.
Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI Greenfield Village was created by Henry Ford in the 1930s by in bringing homes of famous people, farm buildings and businesses from early American towns together in Dearborn, Michigan. The Village has an authentic steam railroad encircling the property which contains a 1800s roundhouse, depot and turntable. The Henry Ford Museum located next to Greenfield Village houses one of the world's finest old car collections and many old steam engines, railroad passenger and freight cars.
River Rouge Factory Tour By 1927, the Rouge was the world's largest industrial complex. Located along the banks of the Rouge River in Dearborn, Michigan, all steps in the manufacturing process took place at the vast Plant.
Henry Ford's Mirror of America circa 1915 to 1930 - Educational Documentary
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