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Henry Ford was born on July 30 1863 to William and Mary Ford He was the oldest of six children He grew up on farm in Dearborn Michigan He lived a typical childhood of spending his days in at school and doing farm chores Ever since he was young he showed an interest in mechanical things and how they worked and functioned He used to take things apart and put them back together for fun to see how they worked Head 47 - 50 In 1879 at the age of 16 he left his home to travel to the city of Detroit to work as an apprentice for a machinist He occasionally returned home to work on the farm He was an apprentice for three years and then returned to Dearborn During the next few years Henry operated and repaired steam engines when he could find work in Detroit factories and worked on his fathers broken down farm equipment as well as helping out his father with other farm work Henry got married to Clara Bryant in 1888 He supported himself and his wife by running a sawmill Head 145 - 152 Finally in 1891 Henry became an engineer with the Edison Illumination Company This was an important milestone in his life because it showed that he had made a positive career move into industrial field He was promoted to Chief Engineer in 1893 This gave him enough time and money to concentrate on his own experiments on internal combustion engines wwwai-onlinecom The key point of his research came with the accomplishment of his own self-propelled vehicle the Quadricycle This bike had four metal wheels and was steered with a tiller like a boat It had two forward speeds and no reverse This was not the first self-propelled vehicle but it gave Henry Ford the recognition of a major pioneer who helped this country become a country of motorists Head 22 - 24
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