Wills

I boss the Ford assembly shop

ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING

A LATHE

This Lathe

cuts away the work

you don't want. The work

on the spindle here

goes round and this cutter

you hold. I'm Harry Love

and that's my partner Walter.

We're the best lathe men.

     

ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING

A Drill Press

Everybody's

drilled. The spindle

goes round with the bit.

You press it down

to the work and get

a hole

I'm John Wandersee

We got two drillers

 

Universal Miller

you're milling

machine is your most versatile machine tool

cuts angles, slots gear teeth good for pattern

making. I make patterns. Henry and Mr. Wills

takes them over to the foundry people

I'm Dick Kettlewell

Joe Galamb

quiet in the corner

a draftsman

    Charlie Mitchell here!

A blacksmith. If that

smoke spitter beats the horse

I want to pound on it. Haw!

    a planer, hand saws

a good grinder

I'm Fred Seeman, Canandian

mechanic. I know all you want.

Wills

We assemble the Model A,

the first Ford car

1,250 pounds, 2 cylinder

opposed engine

that gets 8 horsepower.

Hank, Barthel and I made it.

These workers put the Wilson body

on the Dodge chassis

then come the Hartford wheels.

We just assemble this job.

We make the patterns

for Dodge and Wilson,

and design. Hank's got

the blueprints locked up

out at the Dodge Shop

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETS

IN A DETROIT HOTEL

Malcomson

Not Couzens! That's my position!

Dodge

I vote for Couzens. Stop bickering!

Grey

This is risky business, Alex.

Five hundred concerns make cars.

If we lose our good credit -

Malcomson

You're so sure Couzens can handle

this car business. I know

he's a crackerjack with coal.

Keep him at Malcomson Coal.

Make me secretary of Ford.

Dodge

Malcomson Coal is bigger than Ford

Malcomson

I brought you men together.

I showed Ford's machine to you.

I put up the first money.

Now you turn against me.

Couzens

You needed these men. You didn't

have cash to meet your committments

Malcomson

Shut up!

Grey

You're over extended, Alex. To make you

president of Ford would arouse

too many suspicions among Detriot bankers

and that's that!

Dodge

Let's talk about something big,

like the Dodge contract.

 

 

          ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING

Love

Damn holes don't meet!

Seeman

Dodge work!

Mitchell

Don't jump off on Dodge!

Seeman

As long as he does bum work

I will

Mitchell

John Dodge is rough.

He takes drinks

down at the waterfront.

One night John Dodge

told the barkeep to dance.

The barkeep said no.

John Dodge pulled out

a pistol!

The barkeep danced!

Kettlewell

How come those two brothers

always stay with each other?

Mitchell

Horace Dodge ain't rough.

They always work together.

Once they went for a job

and the boss said he only wanted

John. John Dodge got hopping mad

and the boss took both!

Love

He pull a pistol on him?

Wills

Shut up Mitchell! The engine's

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Barthel

Your time's good! 91.73 miles an hour!

Damn near broke ice!

Banged two snow banks!

Found a dead muskrat in the first!

Ford

Damn near killed myself!

We can eat that muskrat for dinner!

91.73! I guess that does it!

Grey

Before that let's check

our balance. I eye it

with worry. We have less

than $500! Hardly enough

to meet the week's bills!

Malcomson

And Ford's out racing!

Sure that gets publicity

but what good's publicity

if Ford doesn't make cars!

We can't get money!

Couzens

There's no panic!

We have cash due

from half the stockholders.

Grey

We can't run on nothing!

Dodge

Put the figures down!

Malcomson

Let me make one thing clear.

I put down all the cash so far.

I can't bail you out now.

Dodge

Put the figures down!

                      Down here. Crankshaft runs

parallel to the axles.

Chain drive from the planetary

transmission to the rear axle.

Planetary is the only

transmission Hank trusts.

This lever sets the ignition.

Spark comes from two

dry cell batteries. Steering

bar is on the right. It's

designed like a carriage

so it won't scare horses.

Make sure that flywheel's

not loose!

 

 

 

 

FORD MOTOR COMPANY ACCOUNT BOOK

Credit

$15,000

          Debit

$10,000 Dodge chassis

$4,640 Hartford wheels

$126 salaries

$18 Motor Truck Company

$36 Standard Oil

BALANCE $223.65

Dodge

If Ford wants those

250 chassis from me

I need $10,000, now!

Malcomson

Just get Ford to make cars. I took

a dozen gentlemen yesterday out

to the Dodge Shop. The car impressed them.

I'm sure six will buy. Some of these men,

of course, should get a discount.

Couzens

No discounts!

 

Malcomson

These men will persuade others to buy!

It's common courtesy and good business.

Couzens

The only courtesy in business

is to give the buyer

what he pays for

 

Malcomson

With that philosophy, Couzens,

You won't get far in business!

Couzens

That discount business

goes throough, I quit!

Grey

That puts it on the line!

Malcomson

Dodge, you are a businessman.

Do you stand by this foolishness?

Dodge

I need money.

No discounts!

 

And Mr. Ford shaved his mustache:

 

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