Henry Ford: A Life In Brief

Henry Ford grew up on a small farm near Dearborn, Michigan. As Henry
grew up, he spent most of his free time tinkering, and finding out exactly
how things work. A pastime that developed thinking and logic abilities.
But being a farmer's boy, he had little spare time, for there were always
chores to be done. By twelve years of age, Henry was doing a man's work on
the farm and had begun repairing machinery for neighbouring farmers. His
father pleased when Henry would repair a harness, reset a tool handle, or
make some hinges for furniture but he was not pleased however, when his son
repaired things for neighbours, as he often did, without charging them a
cent. It was one day when Henry ...

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a day at James Flower &
Brothers' Machine Shop for only $2.50 a week. As this was not enough to
pay for board and room, Henry got an evening job at Magill's Jewelry Shop
for $2 each week, at first only cleaning and winding the shop's large stock
of clocks. Soon though, he was repairing them also.

After three years in Detroit, and ceaseless persuasion from his father,
Henry moved back to the farm at the age of nineteen. Farm work was no more
appealing than before. Henry did enjoy the birds and the wildlife in the
country, and he liked operating and repairing a steam threshing machine so
he stayed. At a dance on New Year's Eve in 1885, Henry met a dark-haired
young woman, Clara Bryant, who lived only a few miles away. In 1888 Henry
and Clara were married. As a gift, Mr. Ford gave Henry and his bride forty
acres of wooded land. Henry built a small cottage and they lived off the
land. Henry's father thought Henry was content and had settled down for
life, but this was not ...

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very promising job at the Edison Illuminating Company
on August 15, 1989. He was to head the new Detroit Automobile Company.
Instead of producing any cars though, Henry spent the money on improving
his design. The experimental models that he produced cost a great deal of
money and a little more than a year later, the Detroit Automobile Company
had failed. To gain supporters, Henry built a racing car. If he could win
a race, he could get backers and form his own company. Henry did
successfully win a race in October, 1901 and acquiring backers became no
longer a problem.

On November, 1901, the Henry Ford Company was formed. This company
fared no better than the previous. Ford ...

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