"Henry Ford posing with his first car (the 1896 quadricycle) and the 10 millionth Model T Ford. This photograph was taken during the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the Ford Motor Company." On September 27, 1908, the first Model T automobile was produced. This engineering achievement was due to the vision, ingenuity and risk-taking of Henry Ford. His innovation of assembly line production would make the automobile affordable to the average person.
Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world.