In MarchFord left the company following a dispute with his financial backers, William Murphy and Lemuel Bowen, as Ford was devoting considerable time to the sport of auto racing and his Ford race car.

In AugustHenry M. Leland was brought in by the investors to appraise the plant and equipment prior to selling them. Instead, Henry Ford Company persuaded them to continue in the automobile business.

Located in Detroit at Amsterdam Street, at the intersection of Cass Avenue and Amsterdam Street, the original manufacturing plant was designed by architectural firm George C. The factory after Leland made some improvements, wassquare feet, with its own forge, a machine shop, and a foundry for both iron and brass.

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