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A Guide Book for the Edison Institute Museum and Greenfield Village (Classic Reprint)

Henry Ford

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ISBN 10: 1334529248 / ISBN 13: 9781334529245
Published by Forgotten Books, 2017
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: A Guide Book for the Edison Institute Museum...

Publisher: Forgotten Books

Publication Date: 2017

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Excerpt from A Guide Book for the Edison Institute Museum and Greenfield Village

Strangers often ask what prompted Mr. Ford to honor the memory of Edison. A brief answer is that Mr. Ford holds him to be our greatest American. Edison was also the first man to encourage him in his develop ment of the motor car.

After going to Detroit from his Dearborn farm, Henry Ford worked his way up to the position of chief engineer of The Edison Illuminating Company of Detroit. On August 11, 1896, he attended an Edison convention at the old Manhattan Beach Hotel at Manhattan Beach, New York. There he made Edison's acquaintance, and was pointed out by Alex Dow of The Detroit Edison Company as the young fellow who has made a gas car. Edison immediately became interested, and Mr. Ford was motioned to sit next to him and explain the gas engine and the car in detail. After a series of questions, which Ford answered, Edison brought his fist down on the table with a bang and said.

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