He also found a new friend in Henry Ford

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He also found a new friend in Henry Ford, the automobile magnate. Ford had been an  admirer of Edison for many years, before he invented the Model T and became a  wealthy, well-known industrialist himself. In 1907, a year before the Model T came out on  the market, Ford had even sent Edison a request for a photograph. He claimed he  wanted to have photographs of "three of the greatest inventors of this age" in his den at  the factory. The two men met in 1896 and were good friends throughout the 1910s and  1920s. They even took a series of gypsy car trips over the United States, providing the  press with delightful photo opportunities. They had much in common in regards to  business practices and the industry of invention. Sadly, they also shared the same anti- Semitism. When Thomas Edison died on October eighteen, 1931, he left behind an incredible 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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