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In case you have never seen where the Ford logo on the front of our trucks came from, here's something original from my family...

In 1933, my father visited Dearborn, Michigan and toured the newly constructed Greenfield village (which was started in 1929), and specifically the restoration of Mr. Ford's friend Thomas Edison's Menlo Park laboratory. While there, he encountered none other than Henry Ford himself. Mr. Ford was kind enough to sign my father's Menlo Park brochure. Here's the cover with Mr. Ford's signature. You'll see how close it is to the stylized Ford logo on the front of our trucks...

Ford F-150 Where the Ford LOGO came from... HenryFordSignatureLo_MenloParkBrochure


Ford and Edison were friends that would go camping with people like Harvey Firestone and Warren G. Harding:

Ford F-150 Where the Ford LOGO came from... EdisonAndFord
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This is very cool, I like history and heritage. I know to some they're just vehicles, but I like seeing how they came to be, their origins and how they stemmed from the tractor, a workhorse in the field. Pretty cool.
 

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Ford Plantation located in Richmond Hill, GA, is also a unique pace to visit as well.
 

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Awesome, That is so, awesome, for lack of a better adjective due to my lack of a good vocabulary.
Thanks for sharing, always cool when you can link things and people to unbelievable places in history.
 

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In case you have never seen where the Ford logo on the front of our trucks came from, here's something original from my family...

In 1933, my father visited Dearborn, Michigan and toured the newly constructed Greenfield village (which was started in 1929), and specifically the restoration of Mr. Ford's friend Thomas Edison's Menlo Park laboratory. While there, he encountered none other than Henry Ford himself. Mr. Ford was kind enough to sign my father's Menlo Park brochure. Here's the cover with Mr. Ford's signature. You'll see how close it is to the stylized Ford logo on the front of our trucks...

HenryFordSignatureLo_MenloParkBrochure.jpg


Ford and Edison were friends that would go camping with people like Harvey Firestone and Warren G. Harding:

EdisonAndFord.jpg
This is so cool! Thanks for sharing!
 

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Edison and Ford have had a long standing friendship/partnership. Man I wish I could listen to just one of their conversations. In shaver Lake area there is a water/electro damn that Edison works . Their parking lot is filled with probably over 250+ fords . Henry Ford had his hands on alot of things back then
 
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I'm a student of industrial history (and recently edited the landmark book on the German industrialist Paul Mauser) so I find learning more about Henry Ford and his work fascinating. in the work on Mauser, I worked with two authors in Europe that have his original personal archives.

The heritage of our Ford trucks is something I want to look into further. My grandfather was a Swedish machinist who immigrated here in the 19th century. I guess metal and precision are "in our family bones"... That interest probably motivated my Father to approach Mr. Ford when he was in Dearborn so long ago.

This is my grandfather working in about 1915:

Ford F-150 Where the Ford LOGO came from... OscarMachinists


It's people like this that built our modern nation.

Just over three quarter century later, I carried on the tradition by working on computer technology.... Today, there's probably as much of that in our trucks as all the rest.
 

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I'm a student of industrial history (and recently edited the landmark book on the German industrialist Paul Mauser) so I find learning more about Henry Ford and his work fascinating. in the work on Mauser, I worked with two authors in Europe that have his original personal archives.

The heritage of our Ford trucks is something I want to look into further. My grandfather was a Swedish machinist who immigrated here in the 19th century. I guess metal and precision are "in our family bones"... That interest probably motivated my Father to approach Mr. Ford when he was in Dearborn so long ago.

This is my grandfather working in about 1915:

OscarMachinists.jpg


It's people like this that built our modern nation.

Just over three quarter century later, I carried on the tradition by working on computer technology.... Today, there's probably as much of that in our trucks as all the rest.
Wow thank you for sharing! Amazing
 

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Thanks for sharing!
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