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When Henry Ford was born on June 30th 1863 neither him nor anyone for that matter knew what an important role he would take in the future of mankind Ford saw his first car when he was 12 He and his father where riding into Detroit at the time At that moment he knew what he wanted to do with his life he wanted to make a difference in the automobile industry Through out his life he achieved this in an extraordinary way That is why he will always be remembered in everyones heart Whenever you drive down the road in your car you can thank all of it to Henry Ford Through his life he accomplished extraordinary achievements such as going from a poor farm boy to a wealthy inventor who helped Thomas Edison When he was a young man he figured out how to use simple inventions such as the light bulb He then taught himself the design of a steamboat engine His goal was to build a horse-less carriage He had come up with several designs and in 1896 he produced his first car the Model A When Fords first car came out he had been interviewed by a reporter and when asked about the history of the car he had said History is more or less bunk Ford worked in Thomas Edisons factory for years and the left to become an apprentice for a car-producer in Detroit While working there he established how he was going to make the car He looked through hundreds of books on bicycles and books on horse and buggies Ford decided to use wheels from a bicycle and the same steel framing From the horse and buggy he took the idea of the shape of the actual frame He also made a handlebar that was in the same place as horse rider for a buggy When Henry For opened his first automobile plant not only did
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