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  • On January 12, 1900, the Detroit Automobile Company released its first commercial automobile - a delivery wagon - designed by Henry Ford. This was Ford's second car design - his first design was the quadricycle built in 1896. On January 13, 1942, Henry Ford patented a plastic-bodied automobile - a car 30 percent lighter than metal cars. In 1932, Henry Ford introduced his last engineering triumph: his "en block", or one piece, V-8 engine. Henry Ford invented a transmission mechanism U.S. Patent #1,005,186. Henry Ford invented the improved assembly line for automobile manufacturing.

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