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The Ford Motor Company This is the story of the Ford Motor company I am going to take you on a journey through time to start us off on July 30 1863 in Dearborn Michigan That is the date of the birth of one of the most well known men of all time Henry Ford When Henry was sixteen he walked to detroit and apprenticed himself to a mechanic for two dollars and fifty cents a week but his boarding cost three so he worked nights for a watchmaker to make ends meet Later in 1884 Henry took of a little farm his father gave him He got married and seemed settled down but after two years Henry moved back to Detroit and worked as a night engineer for the Detroit Edison Company In 1899 Ford helped organize the Detroit Automobile Company Ford wanted to build cars that didnt cost a lot so many people could afford them but Fords partners disagreed so Ford sold out and moved on In 1903 Ford developed the Ford Motor Company with only twenty eight thousand dollars That money came from eleven stockholders Ford converted a small Detroit Wagon Factory into an automotive plant and was staffed with ten people The first car Ford produced was the model A Ford sold seventeen hundred model As in the first fifteen months of production Beetween 1903 and 1908 Ford and his engineers used the first nineteen letters of the alphabet to name their masterpieces but some were experimental and never made the line In 1908 Ford created the Model T the car was a drastic improvement over all the previous cars and became an instant success By 1927 Ford had sold more than fifteen million model Ts On May 31 1927 All
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