What Was Ford's Edison Illumination?

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By 1891, Ford left his farm and took a job for Edison Illumination. There he was paid $100 a month. His increased income enabled him to do his experiments with the "horseless carriage.” In 1896, Ford built an automobile that had an internal combustion engine. The car used a two cylinder, four cycle motor that was about 500 pounds.Edison Illumination made Ford choose between automobiles and his work. Ford took automobiles over his work. Ford created the Detroit Automobile Company. He was later able to fund his other automobile-making companies, the Henry Ford Company, and the Ford Motor Company. In 1903, Ford came out with the Model A, and by 1907, profits had surpassed $1 million. The Model T was created in 1909. He built this car because it

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