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How A Father-And-Son Venture Became America's Largest Automaker
Bill Senefsky –
Mar 1, 2010
Photo 1/7 | ford Motor Company henry Ford | Ford Motor Company
Photo 2/7 | ford Motor Company henry Ford | Henry Ford
Photo 3/7 | ford Motor Company henry And Edsel Ford | Ford's first automobile was the 1896 Quadricycle (left). It's shown here next to Henry and Edsel Ford standing in front of Ford's 15 millionth vehicle.
Photo 4/7 | ford Motor Company 1921 Ford Model T Truck | Today's Super Duty may owe a debt to this ’21 Ford Model T truck that reportedly hauled 8,000 pounds of hay—far exceeding its payload rating of 1,000 pounds.
Photo 5/7 | ford Motor Company highland Park Plant | The Highland Park Plant was the site of the first automotive moving assembly line in 1909. Over the years, the facility was used to build everything from Model T cars to Ford tractors. The factory is still standing at 91 Manchester St. in Highland Park, Michigan.
Photo 6/7 | ford Motor Company 10 Millionth Model T | The 10 millionth Model T was produced in the Highland Park Plant on June 4, 1927.
Photo 7/7 | ford Motor Company ford River Rouge Complex | The Ford River Rouge Complex was built from 1917 to 1928 and measures 1 1/2 miles long and 1 mile wide. Henry and Edsel Ford designed the facility to bring raw materials in one end, and drive completed vehicles out the other.