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Page entitled : childhood and apprenticeship of Henry Ford

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The childhood of automobile tycoon Henry Ford, his apprenticeship and first jobs as mechanical engineer in Detroit.


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... after finishing school, he quit the farm and moved to Detroit, where he found a place as apprentice at the Michigan Car Works. Unfortunately he got fired after just a week, allegedly because his mechanical skills exceeded those of his supervisor. Thanks to the intervention of his father, he then got a job at $2.50 per 60 hour week in the Flower Brothers Machine Shop, who made anything from brass and iron valves to steam whistles, hydrants and  ...

 

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