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On July 30, 1863 William and Mary Ford had their first child out of 6, and that was Henry Ford. He grew up on a farm in Dearborn, Michigan and showed interest in anything that was mechanical. In 1879 he left to Detroit to become an apprentice mechanist for three years but he always came home to help his parents on the farm. For the next few years he repaired steam engines, searched for jobs in work factories, and helped his father over-haul the farm equipment. In 1888 he was married to Clara Bryant and ran a sawmill to support him and his wife.

In 1891Henry Ford became an engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit. In 1893 he became Chief Engineer and decided to use his money and attention for his personal assignments on engines. In 1896, he completed his own Quadri cycle that looked like a mini car. He wasn't

the first to make a Quadri cycle but it helped him a lot for his future.

The year 1903 came and the Ford Motor company was incorporated after 2 attempts to establish a company failed. Ford was vice president of the company and chief engineer. The company made a few cars a day because there were only groups of two or three men working on one car. In 1908 he made the T-model: a good priced and reliable car that was easy to operate and handle on rough roads. This was a huge success for Henry Ford.

By 1918 half of the cars in America were Henry Fords T-model cars. The company opened a large factory park that "combined precision manufacturing, standardized and interchangeable parts, a division of labor, and, in 1913, a continuous moving assembly line." The workers here stayed in place and added each part as it moved passed them on the line. The moving assembly line helped automobile production a lot because it saved time and money. Ford was now the largest automobile manufacturer in the world.

The company began to construct

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