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August 22nd, 1902 Henry Leland formed the Cadillac Automobile Company in remnants of the Henry Ford Company (see Ford history). Henry Leland was actually brought in to help liquidate assets from the Henry Ford Company instead he ended up talking Ford’s financial backers into starting a new company and using Leland’s single-cylinder engine. Without Henry Leland’s efforts the automotive industry wouldn’t be where it was today.
Today, Ford is more than simply an American automaker. It is an automotive icon woven into the American tapestry and therefore something we often take for granted. However, a long and arduous path brought the Ford Motor Co. to this place – the Ford history.
Driving a car back and fro from work has shown us our dependence on it. Read on to find the humble beginnings of this everyday objects and its turbulent history.
There are many definitions of the car. Some said steam-powered coaches are cars and others, like Daimler-Benz (makers of Mercedes Benz) say that cars are light carriages for personal transport with three or four wheels, powered by a liquid-fueled internal combustion engine. Depending on your definition of a car, the automobile could have been invented by any number of people at any number of dates.
The development of the motor car can be traced back to 1769, when a French engineer Nicolas Cugnot invented the first steam powered car for use by the French army to haul heavy artillery. This start of the car history paved the way for further progress, and it is said that the modern automobile is the result of over 100.000 patents at various ages!
The automobile in general has recorded a fabulous path of progress right from the steam powered horseless carriages of the 1870s to the ultra modern highly technical models that we see today. The beginning of the twentieth century witnessed a commercial manufacturing of automobiles due to rapid improvement in technology.
The automobile, one of the most important inventions of mankind has resulted in a great many developments in the world. The early automobiles were dated to as early as 1672, although they were a far cry from the high-tech models that we see today. From the first models that were powered by steam, it has undergone a great deal of transformation. The invention of the internal combustion engine by Issac Rivaz in 1806 brought about a major breakthrough in the development of vehicles.