The Henry Ford Museum – Post 1 of 2

Back on September 17 I visited “The Henry Ford,” a museum in Dearborn, Michigan which highlights invention and innovation.  It isn’t just the history of the Ford Motor Company, in fact there are many automotive brands represented in the various displays, in addition to trains, aircraft, farm machinery, motors and mechanical devices, electronics and things which many of us use everyday.  Today I am posting around 20 photos from that visit and tomorrow I will post about 30 more.

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Below are some early “electric” cars:

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And I include the photo below because I saw a car like this driving around a parking lot (with an audience, which is what drew my attention to it) near the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  That university, I’m sure with assistance from Ford Motor Company, is a leader in solar car development and is a frequent entrant in competitions to promote the advancement of that technology.

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And below is the original “Turbine Car,” built on a Chrysler chassis.  That technology never became economically feasible.

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