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Ford Motor Company

(established 1903) This large multinational motor manufacturing corporation was established in Michigan in the USA in 1903. Created through the energy of Henry Ford, by the 21st ...

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Harm G. Schröter

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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... Motor Company . The founder of the Ford Motor company, Henry Ford , was born into a well-to-do farmer's family in 1863 in Wayne County, near Dearborne, Michigan. He attended school only four years. As an engineer at Edison Illuminating Company he constructed the self-powered Quadricycle. In 1899 he started the Detroit Automobile Company, which went bankrupt after two years. In 1903 he and eleven associates founded the Ford Motor Company ( FMC ), which started producing the Model T in 1908 . With more than 15 million sold, the “Tin Lizzy” was the...

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A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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...Ford Motor Company took over the Lincoln Motor Company and began to produce luxury cars, followed by a move into the middle price range with the creation of the Mercury division in the 1930s. By 1927 the Ford Motor Company had developed its massive Baton Rouge factory in Michigan to such an extent that all aspects of automobile manufacturing, from raw materials to assembly, took place within a single complex. In the same year the Ford Model A was introduced, with a choice of colours and body styles, signalling a pronounced shift from the original Ford...

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company  

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(established 1903)This large multinational motor manufacturing corporation was established in Michigan in the USA in 1903. Created through the energy of Henry Ford, by the 21st century the Ford Motor ...
Ford Europe

Ford Europe  

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(established 1967) See Ford Motor Company.
George W. Walker

George W. Walker  

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(1896–1993)The status of this leading American car designer at the Ford Motor Corporation after the Second World War was confirmed by his appearance on the cover of Time magazine in 1957, like the ...
Eugene T. Gregorie

Eugene T. Gregorie  

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(1908–2002)Gregorie was a highly significant designer at the Ford Motor Company in the period immediately following the end of production of the celebrated, functional rather than aesthetic, Model T ...
Henry Ford

Henry Ford  

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(1863–1947)US motor manufacturer. He was a pioneer of mass production and had a profound influence on the widespread use of motor vehicles. In 1909 Ford produced his famous Model T, of which 15 ...
Honda Motor Company

Honda Motor Company  

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(established 1946)Founded in Hammamatsu by Soichiro Honda as the Honda Technical Research Institute, the company began its life in motorcycle manufacture at a time when public transport systems were ...
Ghia

Ghia  

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(established 1915)A leading Italian automobile body stylist company founded by Giacinto Ghia in Turin in 1915, the Carozzeria Ghia was known for classic designs such as the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia ...
Howard Miller Clock Company

Howard Miller Clock Company  

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(established 1925)Originally named the Herman Miller Clock Company (having family links with the more famous Herman Miller Furniture Company) this Michigan‐based firm established its reputation at ...
General Motors

General Motors  

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(established 1908)Under the leadership of William C. Durant, General Motors (GM) was formed from a number of earlier automobile manufacturing initiatives in the United States. These included the Olds ...
Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean  

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B. Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950, Trinidad, West Indies. Raised in England, Ocean worked as a session singer simultaneously with his employment at the Dagenham Ford Motor Company plant ...
Firestone Rubber Corporation

Firestone Rubber Corporation  

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Founded in 1900 in Akron, Ohio, by Harvey Firestone, Firestone grew through association with the Ford Motor Company in 1905 and profits from both world wars. In the 1920s England ...
Steven Fromholz

Steven Fromholz  

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B. 8 June 1945, Temple, Texas, USA. Fromholz’s father worked for the Ford Motor Company and the family travelled around the country. At the age of 18, he met Michael ...
Alec Issigonis

Alec Issigonis  

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(1906–1988)British car designer, who was responsible for both the Morris Minor and the Mini. He was knighted in 1969.Of Greek descent (his father was a naturalized Briton), Issigonis came to England ...
Willow Run Plant

Willow Run Plant  

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The largest aircraft assembly factory in the world, was conceived by the Ford Motor Company's production chief, Charles Sorensen. It was built by Ford 48 km. (30 mi.) west of Detroit, its ...
Aston Martin

Aston Martin  

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(established 1914)This high‐profile automobile manufacturer has been recognized by cinema audiences throughout the world as the producer of the Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond in the 1965 film ...
Chrysler Corporation

Chrysler Corporation  

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(established 1925)After a background in the railway and motor industries Walter P. Chrysler (1875–1940) founded the Chrysler Motor Corporation in 1925 as president and chairman of the board. Later ...
Volkswagen

Volkswagen  

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(established 1938)This international company is known worldwide for its production of the Beetle, sustained by a series of films featuring the car as the central ‘character’ that commenced with The ...
Alfred Sloan

Alfred Sloan  

(1875–1966)CEO of General Motors. A pivotal figure, not just in the history of American business but also in the development of marketing. He joined General Motors in 1916 having sold his car ...

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