The Henry Ford's Quadricycle
In early of 1894, Henry Ford was 31 years old and he worked as a mechanic in The Edison Illuminating Company. And thoroughly understand the intricacies of steam engines and explosion, and in 1893 built a single cylinder engine with the parts at hand and a large flywheel removed from a lathe.
On Christmas Eve of that year it was run on the kitchen sink of her home in Detroit.
After the success in 1894 Ford decided to produce a motor vehicle with a more elaborate. He was installed in a brick shed next to his house (still preserved) began producing a horizontal twin-cylinder engine for which supply side, distribution and drew on his mechanical intuition, using a large waste of wit, both for distribution and transmission power.
In spring, 1896 after two years Quadricycle was finished.
It was four o'clock on the morning of June 4 when Ford pulled his car and made a tour of Detroit. Later he made a trip to his father's farm located 40 km.
Henry made two more, which only keeps one in the Ford museum in Detroit
You could say that the Quadricycle was the starter of the Ford Motor Company.
This is a replica only for its quality and detail real size, the first car of Henry Ford. He began building in 1894. This replica has been built using all the documentation you can provide, given that the only original Quadricycle that remains is the Ford museum in Detroit (USA).
The idea of making this replica arises because of the love and concern for us, to see the first car that Henry Ford built in place, as can be seen, the result has been awesome.
This car is a twin-cylinder four-stroke engine with all its moving parts before it can be seen in great detail, all its spectacular mechanical operation (flywheel, rods, crankshaft, rocker arms, valves, etc.) and the transmission, pulley, tensioner, belts, differential, etc.. The whole of the various components and mechanisms makes it a sight to see it work. This quality makes it different from other vehicles.
Due to the high cost of making the first replica, the investment in molds, tools and models, it was decided to perform a small number of cars, and so somehow recoup the cost involved the manufacture of the first replica.
This small series (not more than 10 cars) is intended for collectors and museums around the world, and has already been acquired by some of the most important museums and some collectors around the world.