These days, public work was less important to Edison than spending time with his family. For the first time ever he began to go home for dinner, and he found in his wife, Mina Miller, a wonderful companion. He primed his son, Charles Edison, to take over Thomas Edison, Inc. Charles Edison did take over the company upon his father's death, and he ran it efficiently until 1957, when it was sold to McGraw Electric Company.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
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