UPDATE ON HENRY FORD
Some of the lesser known facts
about Henry Ford don't exactly
endear him to us.
It is virtual certainty that Henry
funded Hitler, while Hitler in turn
fed Henry’s ego. Hitler had a
portrait of Henry on his wall and
copied much of his Jew baiting
straight from Ford’s own writings.
Each man, a narrow uneducated ‘success’, admired the other in mutual
support. Ford had automated factory production and Adolph set in motion the
automating of society, these two are soul mates under the skin. It is sobering to
realize that Ford was within a very short distance of becoming a senator, and
that he was suggested by silly people as a possible president; fortunately he lost
interest in political office as he moved onto his next enthusiasm.
. Although initially an opponent of the
country. For example, the Ford plant at Willow Run produced over 8,000
Liberator bombers during the war.
Henry Ford; founder of the "Ford Motor Company"
1863 – 1947 died at age 84
While Henry Ford did not invent the motor car, he did more to make it
available to the public than anyone else.
Henry’s vision in creating the modern “assembly line” style of
manufacturing that exists in all industry today enabled him to produce
more “Model T Fords” than all his combined rivals of the day by 1918 more
than half the cars in
His sales literature stated you could have a Mode T in any color you liked,
as long as you liked black!
When Henry Fords financial backers wanted him to build a car for the rich
he went against them and designed the Model T for the masses, he eventually
bought them out so that he could do things his way.
Not only did Ford create the first moving lines for mass production, he also
invented the Dealer Franchise system to sell and service his cars, by 1912
there were 7000 Ford dealers across the country.
He pushed for gas stations everywhere to fuel his cars, he pushed for better
roads, which eventually led to an interstate highway system that is still the
envy of the world.
When Henry left the family farm in 1879 at 16, he walked 8 miles to his first job Ford played a big part in changing that, his factories employed 100,000
in a Detroit machine shop, only 2 out of 8 Americans lived in the cities then,
workers who were earning more than twice the going rate at the time.
Ford played a big part in changing that, his factories employed 100,000
A lot of these workers were the buyers of his everyman’s Model T,
15 million would be built before production ceased in 1927, they were
completing a car in 53 minutes by then, the very popular Model A
came next, and in 1932 the Ford V8 was born.
Some of Ford’s less popular traits were by now apparent, he was opposed to
management, other than his own, he was outspoken in his anti semantic views
he was a supporter of Adolph Hitler, to name just a few.
By the time WW2 began it was Fords ability to diversify into aircraft
manufacture that saved the company from probable bankruptcy, Ford
were the first company to have a car roll of their production line after
the war though.
No matter his views on race or for that matter his autocratic ways,
Ford still did more to improve the lot of Americans than any individual
before or since.