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Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-07-2018 at 08:29:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Today, April 7, 2018, marks the 71st anniversary of the death of Henry Ford. Henry was born on July 30, 1863 and died on April 7, 1947. He was the most influential, innovative, American manufacturing icon not only in the USA but the world. Although he was not the inventor of the automobile, he perfected it and is known as the father of mass production and the automated assembly line. Henry was always thinking, always having visions of things to accomplish to help better mankind. He was ahead of the times for the most part having indulged in many projects that would also be attributed to him, such as hid soybean experiments, using the oil in paints, food, polymers for plastic part manufacturing. He was not a well educated man, couldn't read a blueprint, but could visualize part or device in his head and have others design, draw, and manufacture it. Rest in Peace Henry. You left your legacy on earth on this day....

    HENRY FORD DEMONSTRATES THE NEW 1939 FORD-FERGUSON 9N TRACTOR AT FAIR LANE, JUNE 29, 1939:

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    steveVa    Posted 04-07-2018 at 09:26:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • RIP Henry.
    What I find most interesting is that Ford focused on how to build things better and faster, but for less money, so that the average joe could afford one of his cars or tractors. That type of work ethic does not seem to exist any more. But of course it is nice to have a market where you know that you have a buyer for every one you build.
    That is what I admire, how he did not just raise his prices to maximize profits and to limit production. He did just the opposite.

    36 coupe    Posted 04-07-2018 at 12:37:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Henry had a dark side.He had a photo of Hitler on the wall of his office and published an anti Semetic newspaper.He had machine guns set up during a labor strike at Ford plants.He thought Hitler was a fine fellow.He destroyed an improved Model T that his son Edsal built.Edsal knew that Ford cars had to improve with the times.I have read many books about Henry Ford.He cheated on his Wife Clara with a secretary employed by his company.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-08-2018 at 06:30:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Understand the time period of the events. Yes, Ford hated Jews, published a weekly newspaper, "The Dearborn Independent" in which he frequently condemned the Jewish people saying all the world's problems were instigated by the Jews. He was friendly with Hitler -they awarded Henry the Iron Cross, but that was before he went kattiwhompus with delusions of grandeur. Hitler admired Henry Ford because of his beliefs on the Jews. Yes, it is also true Henry had a bastard child, John Dahlinger, and that he treated his only son, Edsel, poorly. All those are facts documented in most books on Ford. He was only human. I'm sure one could find negative things on everyone if they dug deep enough. One only needs too look at the current President and all the dirt the left is trying to toss out there. Yes, it is true Henry could not read a blueprint, but then Leo Fender couldn't play a lick on guitar, J. Edgar Hoover liked to dress in women's clothes, and Thomas Edison was not educated enough to realize that Nicolai Tesla was right with his AC current being better and safer over Edison's DC current practice.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Kent S.    Posted 04-08-2018 at 22:26:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Did he really hate all Jews, or just Jewish Bankers? There is a big difference between hating Bankers who happened to be Jewish, and hating all Jews. I'm always leery of possible history revision.
    Kent

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-09-2018 at 12:05:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Henry Ford despised the Jewish people period. His weekly publication always had articles in it stating his views. Ironically, Henry had a good friend and neighbor who was Jew and he gave this guy a brand new car considering him to be his friend. This friend, who was a rabbi I think, was confused too because he knew of the hatred Henry had for Jews.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    steve19438    Posted 04-08-2018 at 08:51:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • was clyde tolson the "man" in the family ?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-09-2018 at 12:16:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HAHAHAHA!!! For those who don't know, Tolson was Hoovers' RH man in the FBI and it has been speculated on but never proven that the two were homosexual lovers. They did everything together -traveling together everywhere all the time, eating, and even sleeping.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    steveVa    Posted 04-07-2018 at 19:01:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Most visionaries are a bit crazy. I saw where he treated Edsel badly. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. He was a mean old man. I am not commenting on his character, just his vision and accomplishments...

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