Henry Ford at the age of thirty-two, completed his first experimental automobile. He dubbed his creation the "Quadricycle," so named because it ran on four bicycle tires. The success of the little vehicle fueled Ford's automobile ambitions, leading to the founding of Ford Motor Company in 1903. More Ford History
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Probably the most famous car of all time is the Ford Model T (also known as the Tin Lizzie and Flivver). It was produced by Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company from 1908 through 1927.
Ford built 15,000,000 cars and trucks with the Model "T" engine. The only other car to exceed that number was the Volkswagen Beetle.
The Ford Model T was named the world's most influential car of the twentieth century in an international poll.
1908 Ford Model T
Henry Ford began his working life as a machinist, then became an engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company. (He and Thomas Edison were close friends for decades.)
Ford's first company was the Henry Ford Company on November 3, 1901, which later became the Cadillac Motor Company August 22, 1902.
He then launched the Ford Motor Company in a converted factory in 1902 with $31,000 in cash from twelve investors, most notably John and Horace Dodge, who would later found the Dodge Brothers Motor Vehicle Company. The Ford Motor Company would go on to become one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world, as well as being one of the few to survive the Great Depression.
Ford introduced the world's first moving assembly line in 1913 which reduced chassis assembly time from 12Ã‚Â½ hours in October to 2 hours 40 minutes and boosted annual output to 202,667 units that year. After a Ford ad promised profit-sharing if sales hit 300,000 between August 1914 and August 1915, sales in 1914 hit 308,162, and 501,462 in 1915; by 1922, production would exceed one million a year.
Lincoln, the luxury brand of Ford Motor Company was founded In 1917 by Henry M. Leland, one of the founders of Cadillac (which was originally the Henry Ford Company). Leland named the brand after his longtime hero Abraham Lincoln.
He left Cadillac during World War I and formed the Lincoln Motor Company to build Liberty aircraft engines with his son Wilfred. After the war, the company's factories were retooled to manufacture luxury automobiles.
The company encountered financial troubles during the transition, and after having produced only 150 cars in 1922, was forced into bankruptcy and sold to the Ford Motor Company on February 4, 1922.
In 1923 several new body styles were introduced. and despite a limited market appeal, sales rose about 45 percent to produce 7,875 cars and the company was operating at a profit by the end of 1923.
Mercury was founded in 1939 by Edsel Ford, Henry Ford's son to market entry-level-luxury cars slotted between Ford-branded regular models and Lincoln-branded luxury vehicles.
The Mercury name came from Roman mythology as Mercury was the "messenger of the gods". During its early years, the Mercury brand was known for performance.
The Mercury brand was phased out in 2010, while Ford Motor Company will focus on the Ford and Lincoln brands.