Scale Drawing for a Model of the 1896 Ford Quadricycle

Summary

The Quadricycle was Henry Ford's first attempt to build a gasoline-powered automobile. It utilized commonly available materials: angle iron for the frame, a leather belt and chain drive for the transmission, and a buggy seat. Ford had to devise his own ignition system. He sold his Quadricycle for $200, then used the money to build his second car.

The Quadricycle was Henry Ford's first attempt to build a gasoline-powered automobile. It utilized commonly available materials: angle iron for the frame, a leather belt and chain drive for the transmission, and a buggy seat. Ford had to devise his own ignition system. He sold his Quadricycle for $200, then used the money to build his second car.

Artifact

Technical drawing

Date Made

1925-1935

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.181.2

Credit

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

Material

Vellum (Paper)

Technique

Drafting
Drawing (Image-making)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 22 in

Width: 14.125 in

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