Henry Ford Driving 1896 Quadricycle in New York City, 1910

Summary

Here, Henry Ford drives his Quadricycle nearly a decade and a half after its 1896 completion. Ford sold the little gasoline carriage that year and put the earnings toward his second car. When the Ford Motor Company became profitable enough, he bought back the Quadricycle. Henry and his first working automobile were reunited in 1904.

Here, Henry Ford drives his Quadricycle nearly a decade and a half after its 1896 completion. Ford sold the little gasoline carriage that year and put the earnings toward his second car. When the Ford Motor Company became profitable enough, he bought back the Quadricycle. Henry and his first working automobile were reunited in 1904.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1910

Subject Date

1910

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.192

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 10.5 in

Inscriptions

stamped on back: SPOONER & WELLS Inc. Photographer Detroit, MI

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