Posted tagged ‘Henry Ford’

Lincoln Assassination and Tax Day: April 15

April 15, 2013

lincoln-chairYes, it’s Tax Day. But it’s also the day in 1865 that Abraham Lincoln died after being shot the night before while watching a show in Washington D.C.’s Ford’s Theater. He was 56 and the first U.S. president to be assassinated.

What’s this got to do with factory automation? Well, the chair that Lincoln was sitting in when he was shot by John Wilkes Booth resides — blood stains and all — in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.

Ford, of course, is considered the father of modern factory automation. And now you know.

History Lesson in American Factory Automation and Controls

October 2, 2012

You may think of Parker Hannifin as gantry systems, extruded aluminum, hydraulics, etc. That’s all true, and more. This Cleveland-based multinational behemoth is one of Innovative-IDM’s blue chip channel partners — as big and talented as they come.

But in 1918, Aurthur Parker was just tagging along as a profiteering pilot fish to Henry Ford’s automobile industry and the burgeoning aviation sector, designing and providing control systems for both further transportation must-haves. Not to mention the retooling of its factories for the monumental World War II effort.

Check out this informative video, which is as much about the history of industrial automation as it is about Parker Hannifin

 

April 15 is More Than Tax Day — Lincoln Dies From Assassination Effort

April 15, 2009

lincoln-chairYes, it’s Tax Day. But it’s also the day in 1865 that Abraham Lincoln died after being shot the night before while watching a show in Washington D.C.’s Ford’s Theater. He was 56 and the first U.S. president to be assassinated.

What’s this got to do with factory automation? Well, the chair that Lincoln was sitting in when he was shot by John Wilkes Booth resides — blood stains and all — in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.

Ford, of course, is considered the father of modern factory automation. And now you know.