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Bennett did too. Among the men waiting for them were Bennett's boys, including professional boxers, wrestlers, and hoodlums. The guards moved in on the union men from either side of the overpass and trapped them there. Suddenly the guards pulled Frankensteen's coat back over his shoulders and while he was unable to protect himself with his arms others began hitting him in the face and body. They knocked him down, then kicked him in the head, kidneys, and testicles.

Reuther was worked over, and dragged down the 36 iron steps. Another man's back was broken. The thugs then turned on the other union people, including several women. One girl, kicked in the stomach, vomited.

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Those who could still move retreated, dragging their wounded with them. Herndon, Ford: An Unconventional Biography of the Men and their Times , p. Union organizers exercising their Constitutional right to freedom of speech and of the press as Bennett's "Gestapo" approach. One of the organizers, Richard Frankensteen, was attacked by the goons. Bennett's bullies attacking an unknown organizer.

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Thanks to the miraculous preservation of the photographic record; the world at last found out what was really going on behind the scenes at the Ford fiefdom: Ford's only son Edsel was totally disgusted with the behavior of the Service Department and urged his father to negotiate with the union. The aroused the enmity of his father and was one of the reasons why his father had him murdered in Ford's B bomber factory never got off the ground!!

When Ford financed Adolf Hitler declared war on the U. Ford did not disappoint him. In , the U. Ford boasted that he would soon be producing a bomber every hour. Ford financed Hitler before the war and he was very reluctant to have his factories in Germany and France bombed.

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That is why Willow Run bomber factory never really got off the ground. Willow Run was later called Will-it Run? Willow Run was about 30 miles from Detroit with only 2 railway lines connecting it to the city. Ford forgot to build housing for his workers. None of Bennett's goons harassed the workers at that factory for not producing. As a matter of fact, working too fast could get you fired!! Instead of one plane an hour as Ford boasted, the factory only produced a total of 8, planes during the entire war.

That was quite OK with Ford because he didn't want any bombs falling on his friend Hitler or on his busy Ford factories in Germany and France. Adolf Hitler said this about his friend Henry Ford: Edsel Ford was murdered in As president, he was only a figurehead, as the company was run by Ford and Bennett. Edsel Bryant Ford Edsel Ford was a Ford with a human face. He never agreed with his father's Gestapo tactics and therefore he had a timely demise. A car was named after him called the Edsel.

It was a colossal flop for Ford.

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If all gasoline powered cars were flops like the Edsel, Islam would be extinct today. The Ford Edsel was a flop. Edsel was a Ford with a human face totally opposite in temperament to his father. He clashed with his father over the brutal treatment of the workers and was determined to resign several times. When he saw the Willow Run factory producing inferior planes and lying idle most of the time he was disgusted and threatened to resign.

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The Fords. An American Epic. Summit Books, New York, Dominguez, Henry. Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc. Ford, Henry. My Life and Work. Herndon, Booton. Hitler, Adolf. Mein Kampf Translated by Ralph Manheim. Houghton Mifflin Co, New York, Greenleaf, William. Wayne State University Press, Detroit, Lacey, Robert. The Men and the Machine. The Dial Press, New York, Sward, Keith. The Legend of Henry Ford. Sinclair, Upton. The Flivver King. A Story of Ford-America.

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The People's Tycoon. Henry Ford and the American Century. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, No man exceeds Thomas A. In the years that followed, he would learn to skillfully operate and service steam engines and would also study bookkeeping. The couple had a son, Edsel, in In , his natural talents earned him a promotion to chief engineer.

All the while, Ford developed his plans for a horseless carriage. In , Ford built his first gasoline-powered buggy, which had a two-cylinder, four-horsepower engine. In , he constructed his first model car, the Ford Quadricycle.

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In the same year, he attended a meeting with Edison executives and found himself presenting his automobile plans to Thomas Edison. If you can get what you are after, I can see a great future. Ford, My Life and Work, pp.

George B. Selden was the U.

The horseless carriage or automobile was the next step in the evolution of the steam engine. By , many countries, especially France and Germany, had gasoline powered automobiles. Selden , U. Selden patented the automobile in It ran on gas, had power steering and was turbocharged. Selden with his automobile.

Selden filed the first patent for an internal combustion powered automobile in He was a close friend of camera inventor, George Eastman. Selden's father, Henry Selden, was chosen by Abraham Lincoln to be Vice President, but he turned it down and in light of Lincoln's assassination, Henry Selden would have otherwise been the next U.

After the war, he studied engineering at Yale, where the great U. Willard Gibbs was one of his teachers. Selden had to drop out when his father died, so he studied law and passed the bar exam in He knew his patent could protect him for only seventeen years, once it was issued.

It was unlikely that he could produce cars and create a market for them that soon. Seldon kept delaying the patent process until he was issued a patent for his automobile in Selden applied for a patent on the "Road Engine" in Sensing that the time was not right for a horseless carriage, he delayed issuance of the patent until , by which time the young automobile industry was growing in the U.

Although he had no interest in manufacturing his invention, he was very interested in benefiting from it. Under threat of suit, almost all of the manufacturers took out licenses from Selden, or from the Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers ALAM , to whom he sold the patent. In fact, on most cars built during the next ten or fifteen years you will find a small brass plaque reading "Manufactured under Selden Patent.

Henry Ford refused to abide by the Selden patent. He actually said that "Selden and his patent can go to hell. With the help of Rockefeller money, Ford appealed, and the court overturned the previous decision and ruled for Ford. Rear view of Selden automobile.