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Henry Ford I have come here today to inform your of Henry Fords early years breakthrough with the Model T and of his stubbornness attitude Henry Ford made the automobile industry what it is today His childhood hobby of mechanical tinkering proved him to be one of Americas greatest inventors of all time Henry Ford was born on July 30 1863 in the area of Detroit Michigan The was the eldest of six children born to William and Mary Litogot OHern Ford Henry attended rural schools only to the age of fifteen He had and intelligent inquisitive nature and was energized by the huge growth of industry occurring in the Detroit area He was also and avid experimenter Once in order to prove the power of steam he plugged up the spout of a tea kettle full of boiling water and it blew apart Henry always enjoyed taking watches apart because of all of the tiny mechanical parts inside them His mother called him a born mechanic and provided him with darning needles and corset stays to make into tools for his watch repair work Probably the most dramatic event in Henrys life happened in 1876 when he was thirteen years old While working with his father in a field they saw a steam engine traveling along the road under its own power This greatly fascinated young Henry and from that point on he yearned to build a machine that could travel along on its own power At the age of seventeen and with his fathers blessings Henry moved to Detroit and got a job at a machine shop He was fired shortly thereafter because he angered elder employees by making repairs in a an hour instead of the usual five hours Whenever he had spare time he read about gas engines and experimented in his own shop In 1893 he
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