Henry Ford & Son, Inc. series, 1915-1926.
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Industrialist and philanthropist Henry Ford, born July 30, 1863, grew up on a farm in what is now Dearborn, Michigan. Mechanically inclined from an early age, he worked in Detroit machine shops as a young man and became an engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company in 1891. Henry and Clara Jane Bryant, married in 1888, had one child, Edsel, born in 1893. In that same year, Henry tested his first internal combustion engine, and by 1896 completed his first car, the Quadricycle. Ford partnered in ...
Edsel Ford's interests beyond automobiles and the automobile industry were broad and varied. He was president of the Arts Commission of the Detroit Institute of Arts, a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, and a trustee for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc. He was a member of the Isle Royal National Park Commission, chairman of the board of the Detroit University School, and a director of the Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit. He was active in Ford Motor Company educatio...
On August 4, 1916, Henry Ford formed a co-partnership with his son Edsel called Henry Ford and Son. Henry Ford and Son was later reorganized to form Henry Ford & Son, Inc. This new company was incorporated on July 27, 1917 to manufacture tractors, agricultural implements and appliances. The first Board of Directors meeting was held on Henry's birthday, July 30, 1917 whereupon he was elected president of the company. In October 1917 production of tractors began in Dearborn, Michigan. In 1919,...