Henry Ford and Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was Henry Ford's hero.  In 1896, shortly after building his quadricycle, Henry Ford had the chance to meet the famous inventor at a convention in New York.  Edison, who was convinced the future lay in electric powered cars, encouraged Ford to "keep at it." In 1907, Ford was on the brink of releasing the Model T. The inventors forged a friendship that lasted their whole lives.

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The United States has seen its share of industrial titans. Which of them do you think had the greatest impact on our country and our world? Henry Ford? Andrew Carnegie? Rockefeller? Or perhaps you think it is someone else? Share your story.



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