Look where Henry Ford assembled his first automobile (500-pound, two-cylinder Quadricycle) in June 1896 in Detroit:
He had to widen the door to get it out of the building for a June 4, 1896 pre-dawn test drive.
The longevity and size of many industry leaders, considering their origins, makes one admire their ability to adapt over time to changes in customers'
preferences and competitors' tactics.
Here are more than 700 photographs (and
growing) of the 'origins' of many companies (and some
products) which have become familiar to consumers and
businesses over the past 150 years.
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