Ford Motor Company is an American automobile company that among other things builds cars under its own name Ford, sold globally. In addition, the company American luxury brand Lincoln. The American Mercury brand was abolished as of January 4, 2011.
Henry Ford was born in 1863. He became fascinated by the machine with a stationary steam engine when he had to work. After several jobs in the sector in 1891, he was an engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company.
Two years later he was promoted to Chief Engineer. Ford began experimenting with gasoline late 1893 and received one cylinder to rotate. Henry showed that machine on the kitchen table for his wife Clara. On June 4, 1896 where he completed his first quadricycle soon – made a test drive – night.
In 1922 the Ford Motor Company over to Lincoln is a place to conquer the market for luxury cars. That was also before Lincoln himself did not succeed. By 1921 the factory with the first V8 engine came to Lincoln, who at that time a significant amount of $ 4,600 would cost (at about $ 300 for a Ford). Due to the economic recession that prevailed, the sale did not materialize. Henry Ford saw what the company and took it for $ 5 million.
Lincoln was the main competitor Cadillac. It also competed for the supply of presidential limousines in the U.S… In 1939 founded the Ford, Mercury brand to a saloon car to deliver. Charge of the factory gave Lincoln to Henry Edsel, so they do not so the feet were.
When the United States, European countries began to support allied against Nazi Germany, President Roosevelt referred to Detroit as the arsenal of democracy. By this he meant the many car factories in the city were converted into weapons factories. Just about everything from guns to tanks and aircraft, was made.