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How Henry Ford Found the Right Tires for Model T Cars

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How Henry Ford Found the Right Tires for Model T Cars

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Henry Ford was a genius who virtually created the automobile industry as we know it. But what's less lauded was his talent for publicity - and his ability to partner with other pioneers such as Ohio's Harvey Firestone.

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America is still a rural nation in 1910. Most homes don't have electricity, and less than one percent of the population owns a car. But that changes with the rise of Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, and Thomas Edison, who help foster the economic and technological booms of the early 20th century. Through colorized archival footage and personal home movies, explore the business relationships that transformed America and glimpse into powerful friendships that lasted a lifetime.

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