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1896 Ford Quadricycle Runabout, First Car Built by Henry Ford

Ford, Henry, 1863-19471896

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

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.

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  • Title: 1896 Ford Quadricycle Runabout, First Car Built by Henry Ford
  • Creator: Ford, Henry, 1863-1947
  • Date Created: 1896
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Detroit
  • Subject Keywords: Ford, Henry, 1863-1947, Firsts, Inventions, Cars, Henry Ford Quadricycle (Automobile), Automobiles, Ford automobile
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Automobile
  • Object ID: 00.2.93
  • Inventor: Henry Ford
  • Invention: Automobile
  • Image ID: THF90760
  • Field: Transportation
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Henry and Clara Ford.

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