Re: Henry Ford's Sawmills & Mines

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Posted by Tim Daley(MI) on June 05, 2010 at 10:08:50 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: Henry Ford's Sawmills & Mines posted by Steve N Mi on May 27, 2010 at 14:21:34:

Hi Steve-
The Ford soya bean projects were done at his Fairlane farms and his Georgia testing farms. He was ahead of his time for sure. He even had a car (body) built from soybean polymers and demonstrated its toughness by swinging a sledge hammer into it without so much as a dent. Henry also had a suit made from soybeans and wore it often. The process became too expensive when other plastics began to surface so the project was eventually scrapped. It is amazing that this one man and his ideas, often spurred on by Thomas Edison and his camping buddies, made the greatest impact in the early to mid 20th Century for the betterment of all mankind.

Tim Daley(MI)

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