Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Henry Ford and the Model T

by Simon S.

Who was he?:
Henry Ford was a famous car inventor who was good at mechanics. Henry died on April 7, 1947 at the age of 83. Because of his bad health, he handed the presidency to his grandson Henry Ford II in 1945, and retired after. He died in 1947 of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Where was he born?:
Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863 in Greenfield Township, Dearborn, Michigan U.S.A. He was the son of a farmer, William Ford, who was born in County Cork, Ireland, and his mother, Mary Litogot, who was born in Michigan.

What did he invent?:
He introduced the Model T automobile as an owner of the Ford Motor Company. He became the richest and best known man in the world at that time. He produced many cars that were not so expensive using the assembly line. His workers got paid way more than anybody else. His famous invention of the car cost $850 which was a reasonable price for back then.

After World War I, Henry joined the Stout Metal Airplane Company. Henry’s most successful aircraft was the Ford 4AT Trimotor- also called the “Tin Goose” because of its corrugated metal construction. The Trimotor first flew on June 11, 1926, and was the first successful US passenger airliner. It could carry 12 passengers. The Ford airplane division closed down in 1933, because of bad sales during the GREAT DEPRESSION.

When did he invent it?:
The Model T’s production began on August 12, 1908, and left the building on September 27, 1908 in Detroit. He paid the workers $5 dollars per day that they worked.

Why did he invent the Model T?:
Ford invented the Model T because he had a mechanical talent. As a boy it started when he got a pocket watch from his dad. He learned its mechanics by taking it apart. He invented the car to help make transportation easier.

How were other cars invented?:
In response to the many cars built by Henry Ford, Malcomson brought in another group of inventors and convinced the Dodge brothers to accept a part of the new company.



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