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Henry Fords 1941 Hemp Car was supposed to "Change the World"!
Thank You Henry, for making the Worlds Greenest Car, Fuel & Carbon Negative Products. The Most Important Information for a Sustainable World, "was Suppressed" because "they" suppressed "HEMP"!
You know, "IF" we had only used Henry Fords "Hemp Plastic", used in his 1941 hemp Car, 12 times Stronger & Lighter than Steel, we would Not be so Disfunctional and Deadly!!!
Our world is made Not to Last Long, to Break and to Leech off it's TOXIC ingredients as is degrades! Countless Products which include Disposable ones, that make up Our "norm", also creates a Non Sustainable World. Bridges Built with Hemp would last for thousands of yrs. showing US we are living in an Intentionally Flawed world. We were on the right track until 1937 prohibition. We allowed People & Planet to become Toxic because we didn't utilize the Non-Toxic Plant! Cannabis IS the Answer! Don't believe me? Just Read this entire article.
100 Years of Lying to Everyone
1920's Alcohol Prohibition had Nothing to do with getting Drunk, exactly like 1937's Marijuana Prohibition had Nothing to do with getting High. Our own Government ( most likely coerced by big $) actually poisoned 10k US Citizens, with intentions to Scare Americans away from "Utilizing Ethanol"! Both Prohibitions were Really about SUPPRESSING "Natural Energy Solutions" N.E.S.! We're approaching 100 years of using 60,000 Different "Flawed" Products, like; fuels, energies, textiles, paper, ect., doing incredible Damage to the Earth. Only Utilizing Hemp in those 60,000 ways, will Mitigate the planet's Warming Problem! It's what WE were Supposed to USE for in the first place, for biologic & planetary SUSTAINABILITY!
Cannabis was the "Original Lamp Oil' for Lighting, it was also supposed to be Utilized in nearly EVERYTHING!
Everthing that Petroleum Oil does, Cannabis Oil (C.O.) does BETTER and with a Fraction of the POLLUTION! Cannabis would have Progressed to be UTILIZED in nearly All Man Made Products! It "Also" Would have HELPED the planet "just by GROWING", aside from being a superior Ingredient for Sustainability, by putting it in Everything, this Plant PURIFIES the Environment (Soil, Water & Air) wherever it Grows. Let's Start with the 30K+ Toxic Sites just in the USA!
Every piece of Plastic ever made, is Still on this Planet and is made with "PETROLEUM", and when it decays, Biodegrading plastic becomes EXTREMELY TOXIC!
82% of the total value of trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Stocks around the world, are All Linked to the Oil Companies & their Refineries. Imagine a World in HARMONY WITH HEMP.
Cannabis Oil (C.O.) is Superior to petroleum oil in multiple ways, it makes Earths most Friendly Fuel AND the best Lubricants, the Healthiest Vegetable, provides our best Nutrition & Medicine as well.
Cannabis contains industrial raw ingredients that SHOULD be used in almost EVERYTHING. It is the Most Productive Plant and best Natural Resource on Earth and Should be used for 60,000 Improvements; Flawed Energies, Fuels, Construction Materials, Chemicals, Plastics, Fibers, ect. Healthy Plant = Healthy Planet
- Imagine if we used cannabis for nearly Everything, like WE were Meant to, for Peace & Prosperity.
Better Than Gasoline, Electric, Nuclear & Coal Energies
"Biomass", from cannabis, is an Alternative to Nuclear & Coal Energy and Superior Batteries and would create an ENERGY INDEPENDANT NATION!!! We are poisoning everything and that causes Disease. Pollution creates DISEASE while also destroys land, water & air! Flawed Energies and Fuels are killing our Earth, at least all inhabitants.
Global Warming, Climate Change, Green House Effect or whatever you want to call it, is real and has noticeably Increased over the last 50 years and is predicted to continue to increase well beyond our capabilities to adapt UNLESS WE unite and embrace the solution,..."Hemp". Man made Carbon positive manufacturing is everywhere, That's why Fords CAR & VILLAGE were so important for Everyone. Henry's Carbon NEGATIVE products and 1941 HEMP CAR were Not ahead of his time, "He Was Right On Time." Utilizing Hemp like we were Supposed to in nearly every product would have MITIGATED our current Planetary Heat Up "P.H.U.". This amazing plant eats up the carbon dioxide that is Causing our P.H.U. while putting out 4 times the Oxygen as forests of Trees. Until we are all on the same page "to grow hemp everywhere", We must remain Positive and act Peacefully when WE protest.
Not only did "they" Suppress the Inventors and their inventions, but the Important Information for US to make decisions, IS ALSO being Suppressed. The big $ that manipulates the worlds Governments, also manipulate the MEDIA.
The fact that we Use Trees and Fossil Fuels are Criminal. Using Trees and Petroleum creates environmental destruction, yet it continues every day. Our planet should Still be Healthy, man made (produced) energies & fuels Should all have been made with Plant Materials. If we Utilized Cannabis, it would do a Better job with Far Less Pollution. Not only does Cannabis work Better for energy uses, it also Purifies the environment where it grows! It's a no-brainer (again).
There are actually 60,000 Improvements if we Utilized it in our industries.
Environmental prosperity as well as Biologic, the Endo-cannabinoid system is vital for good health and yet the E.C.S. is still NOT taught in medical schools because of Restricted Politics.
What do we really know about Ethanol sustainability?
I was watching a show on The Weather Channel, "2020 Race to save the planet", and presidential candidate, former Gov., "Mark Sanford", says this: - "Let's look at the math, at the end of the day, it takes More Energy to produce Ethanol products, than what is ultimately Produced , by it".
We were supposed to follow Henrys plan to Grow our own Food, Fuel, Energy, Medicines, Industrial Material, Bartering, Ect., however big $ had other Plans. Instead of poisoning our property, we should be growing food. Ford wanted US to grow & Sell to all Industries. Plant material in all products creates Carbon Neutrality to Negative!
Our world should have been Completely Different IF the inventions from Nicola Tesla and Henry Ford had Never Been Suppressed. We would be thriving in prosperity, freedom & love.
Our problem is that Politicians, by Not Excepting "Natural Energy Solutions" Information, puts everyone's Lives on the line & jeopardizes the Health of the entire planet ! The Media acts like Science is an "Opinion", & Politicians do Not accept N.E.S. because they do not have all the FACTS, correct? We all could Grow several vegetables and extract Ethanol and even Sell it to Industry, just like Henry wanted!
.CannabiSolution: 2019, For over 80 years, the worlds greatest country ( & citizens) has been misled by the corruption. All populations in most countries are All innocent Victims.
Utilizing Cannabis would Eliminate Most of Our Pain and Suffering while producing Environmental Healing! The Reason Why we allow this, is because we are Not Told/Educated, so "Collectively" we are Not on the "same page"!
The power of "knowledge" would indeed also produce "Unity". The Cannabis Plant is Obviously the Most Powerful Plant on Earth and most corporations are Not Utilizing it in 60,000 superior products/ uses.
2019 - Henry Ford Invented Cars that were Made from, and Ran on; Wild, Natural Hemp!
"Pollution" has been Killing more People every year, than Wars, Car Accidents, and Homicides Combined!
My name is Frank Altomari of "Altomari Art",
I created the cartoon characters "PotMan & Courteous Cannabis" back in the 1980's, which also happened to be President Reagan's "War on Drugs" that focused on Pot! The fact that my Grandfather was a Grand Marshall Freemason, also added to my moral obligation "Not to glorify pot". Reagan saying "It's the Most bDangerous Drug to America" and "It causes Permanent Brain Damage" along with Anti pot Ads on TV that said pot fried your brain! Consequently, I Never created cartoons for HighTimes magazin
In 2012, I became Educated once I started PotMan on social media, fb was sending me info. from similar pages! The World finally makes Sense when you are Cannabis Educated! Cannabis Education Uncovers the corruption and the pieces finally fit together.
At 55, my Life is Proof of what a Healthy Lifestyle could be like, even when I ride downhill, 13 years now, one of the most Dangerous sports.
The 2019 painting "Cannabisolutions" is my masterpiece! I started taking oil painting lessons at age 9, majored in Advertising Art & Design in high school. Graduated from Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1987 with an associates degree in Visual Communication.
This Painting is so Incredibly Powerful because of the TRUTH it contains! Bruce M. Dietzen is driving Fords 1941 Hemp Car, Courteous Cannabis' head out the back window, PotMan in front passenger, the spirit of Jack Herer in the middle, and the spirit of Henry Ford, in front of hemp fields and a futuristic City that "should have been Had We Utilized Hemp"!
The Reality of this picture is ultimately uncovering Suppressed, profound Knowledge. Knowledge necessary to Sway Public Opinion regarding Utilization.
PotMan & Courteous Cannabis represent and stand for: Truth, Justice & a Much Better Way! Jack Herer of course was Earths #1 pot advocate until his passing in 2010. Bruce M. Dietzen recreated Fords Hemp car using the frame of a Mazda Miada. Just like Fords original car, it's body is made with hemp, runs on hemp fuel and overall is dozens of times Better for the Earth than standard cars!
The painting "Cannabisolutions" will be recognized as one of the most important pieces of artwork of this century (21st). The Educating benefits help open the Gates for Utilization. The knowledge of Utilizing Cannabis 60,000+ ways, translates to "Sustainable Planet and Population"!
Henry Ford introduced the Greenest, Healthiest & most practical Automobile in history on August 13, 1941! Ford debuted his car made from and fueled by Cannabis Hemp.
This Amazing Car was 4.7 times better for the Environment & Earth than Today's Electric Vehicles! It was recognized by Popular Mechanics, Dec. 1941, “Pinch Hitters for Defense.” Ford did so for the sake of American farmers without any knowledge that his idea would be the key to reversing our climate crises!
They put Petroleum Oil in almost Everything, in nearly ALL MAN MADE PRODUCTS, Instead of cannabis Oil! Every piece of Plastic ever made, is Still somewhere, eventually biodegrading & releasing "Toxicity" because of the Petroleum.
Hats off to Henry Ford. True genius is often decades before its time (even though he was Right on time)! Utilizing the strongest soft fiber on Earth, "hemp"!" Ford's 12 years of hemp research, gave the world a glimpse of the automobile of tomorrow, 10 times Lighter and Stronger than steel!
Its tough panels molded under hydraulic pressure of 1,500 pounds per square inch (psi) from a recipe that calls for 70 percent of cellulose fibers from wheat straw, hemp and sisal plus 30 percent resin binder. The plastic car weighs a ton, 1,000 pounds lighter than a comparable steel car, about Half the total Weight of other cars.
Q) Why were Diesel & Fords Technology Buried!? A) To Suppress Natural Energy Solutions ("N.E.S")!
The Media is Manipulated.
After waiting and waiting, I finally saw the episode that I was waiting for. Saturdays CBS TV show "The Henry Fords Innovation Nation" had an episode that featured Henry Fords "1941 Hemp Car", and guess what?...."They Lied"! ! ! Just like the "Media", the show Lies it's but off! It Never Mentions the Most Important part of his genius Car, instaed, Mo Rocca gives credit to the oy bean.
I still can't believe what Propaganda still goes on! They Never mentioned "HEMP", Not Once! Host, Mo Rocca, never Mentions that Fords Car was mostly Made from Hemp and Ran on Hemp Fuel! Also the Strength & Lightness, 10 to 12 times stronger and lighter than steel, Half the Weight of other cars and Fords Vision for the People to Grow your own HEMP and Sell it to Industries, is all about the "Profound Environmental Implications"!
Fords 1941 car was the Greenest car on Earth (so far)! History is written by the biggest bank accounts and who also control the media! We Should be Utilizing Cannabis 60k superior ways instead of Destroying the Earth, just like Henry had envisioned.
Back in Henry Fords day, Half of US were Farmers,...unfortunately, that would have Interfered with "their" Future Profits!
My ancient cartoon characters May Help Educated Citizens bring Quality of Life Improvements. In my lifetime, 50% of all government drug enforcement money, was spent on fighting Cannabis. Words cannot describe the frustration of watching tv and Not hearing about the Abundant Benefits of Utilizing Cannabis! Trying to Educate a Misled Nation is quite the task!
If All fossil Fuel Energy was Replaced with Superior Energies from Cannabis, We could Turn the climate crisis around, and much More.
To think that nearly all of Our planetary Destruction could have been Avoided IF History was Not Suppressed! Henry Fords Village which had 25,000 Americans running car & Farm engines on Hemp fuel and before 1937, hemp was used in over 25,000 different Products. We as a Nation would have Progressed from the Knowledge of his hemp Village, products and Car. The implications of this technology is the most profound for Intelligent Species Planetary Sustainability, even with "over-population" issues.
Frustrating how History was manipulated so we know Nothing about Cannabis Sustainability. The Future of Our Planet and People are at stake. This is incredibly Frustrating how this does Not make Front Page News! The Everything Plant is Not being Recognized for what "IT CAN DO!"
There are 60,000 reasons why the corporations do Not want US using this Plant, the Most Useful Plant on Earth. Out of Earths 300,000 species & the millions of subspecies of plants, Cannabis is the #1 for quality of Life and Our Survival. We may save Our planet by Utilizing Cannabis/Hemp in over 60,000 products, including; fuels, energy source, food, nutritional supplements, textiles, paper, card-board, plastics, ect.
Their First Engines were made to Run on Alcohol.
In 1892, Rudolph Diesel invented the diesel engine to run on vegetable and seed oils from hemp, then wanting to use "Ethanol".
Ford wanted to run his Model T off of ethanol, Ford famously stated; “there’s enough alcohol in one year’s yield of 1 acre of potatoes to drive the machinery necessary to cultivate the fields for one hundred years.” However, the "gasoline industry" lobbied hard to keep alcohol taxes high and drop the price of gasoline. Around this time, Rudolf Diesel was Murdered! During Alcohol Prohibition, Ford changed his Fuel method to run on vegetable oils as Diesel originally had created and envisioned for production.
Ford was soon "Slandered" with the Worst possible stories, just like what would happen to "Cannabbis". Americans beleived the "Manipulated Media Stories" and Fords Dream disappeared.
Ford had envisioned everyone growing about 5 Plants, including hemp and selling scraps to all companies including Ford Motors.
Half of Americans were farmers when Ford made/built plastic cars with; hemp, wheat straw, soybeans and sisal. Nobody Knew that incorporating it into one's Diet, would be "Preventative Medicine". Henry knew, that Selling it and Using it gives US tremendous Freedom and Prosperity. They did not want Us to grow for free, our own: Food, Fuel, Medicine, Clothing, Etc.
The end of N.E.S. had begun, the rest is "corrupt history" written by the corporations. This is also the start of why OUR infrastructures are not made of Hemp/Cannabis making everything from bicycles to Bridges last 10 times longer, stronger & Lighter at an incredibly cheaper cost! Hemp seeds have provided a combustible fuel oil throughout human history. More importantly, though, the same high cellulose level that makes hemp ideal for paper also makes it perfect for Ethanol fuel production.
Ethanol is the cleanest-burning liquid bio-alternative to gasoline. In one test, an unleaded gasoline automobile engine produced a thick, black carbon residue in its exhaust, while the tailpipe of a modified ethanol engine tested for the same 3,500 miles remained pristine and residue-free. Ethanol is derived from plant cellulose. Plants absorb carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight and produce oxygen and cellulose, which contains the sun's energy captured in plant cells. When ethanol combusts, it releases energy, water vapor, and carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is then absorbed by plants, along with water and sunlight, to create more oxygen and cellulose. It is a clean and sustainable cycle.
Biomass Hemp CAN be used for Our ENERGY needs. Hemp is Superior for nearly All Energy & Fuels and a consequence to all that growing, would HEAL our ATMOSPHERE. When Hemp grows, it produces extreme amounts of Oxygen, while soaking up CO2 and when biomass is burned for energy, the C02 is released back into the air for a balanced natural cycle.
Cannabis produces carbon negative products and Henry Ford Showed US How!
It Also pulls CO2 (carbon dioxide) out of the air, while adding 4 times the Oxygen as Forests do, this Very Important as C02 build up is becoming an issue.
Products made with hemp, like plastic, can then be discarded into a landfill, returning carbon to the soil.
Nearly Every PRODUCT EVER MADE, is part "PETROLEUM", and when it decays, it becomes highly TOXIC!
Every single peice os plastic made is Still Here and are Toxically Degrading!
The plant needs Half the amount of Land & Water per ton of finished textile compared to cotton.
Farmers can grow without the need for pesticides, herbicides,” while creating soil remediation. According to World Bank data, the production of textiles, account for more than 20% of water pollution on a global scale. Overall, the production of a single cotton T-shirt uses roughly 700 gallons of water and about half a pound of chemicals and poisons.
Pot was legal throughout human history and in 80% of history's Textiles, but humans did not know "that much" about it...like Today! Aside from 1974 and 2000, the Best year for Research was 2013. Turns out, Cannabis Helps Most people with Most Illnesses.
We should have been Utilizing Cannabis, Not Trees, Please! Not Oil, Not Plastics, Not Wood, Not Paper, Not Paint, Not Concrete, Not Pesticides, Not Chemicals, Not Man made Materials, Not Energy Plants and nearly "Not Toxic Everything"!
We messed up big-time allowing Prohibition, Our forefathers even used it as MONEY! You could pay your Taxes with it! Henry Ford wanted the same culture, everyone growing & selling to all industries, however big $ had other plans. Making "marijuana" illegal was a Corrupt Con, the Worst thing that could have happened to All Life on Earth.
The Earth will always survive, however, we as a species and just about every other species on the planet will not survive if we continue on the path that we are now on. And that's not my opinion, that's what the international panel of climate control has stated.
Here's to the new age of Utilizing Cannabis, the most Productive plant that creates; super Strong, light Weight, Carbon Negative components & Materials made from Hemp. It's up to Farmers to save the world by Growing for the Utilization of Cannabis in 60k ways! Instead of Utilizing Cannabis for the last 100 yrs., we have been Using up precious natural resources while Polluting, destroying Earths environments, and now global warming is causing natural disasters.
You may want to Google "Ford village industries", fascinating how he envisioned small farmers being the backbone of industry. His vision had Not come true, major munitions industries like DuPont had derailed it by encouraging men like Anslinger. If it Had Evolved, we would Be Living an opposite Culture and an entirely Different planet. Most everything would have been made from plants including our fuels. The climate crisis would Not be looming.
-- PotMan : Which is Better, Gas or Hemp bio Fuel?
-- Christopher: Yes, the oil barons exerted their considerable influence. I'm not saying I agree. I'm just saying why. At the time, it was believed that there was a never ending supply of petroleum. As I said, not very forward thinking, yes, technology has improved engine corrosion issues, but not solved them. I think engines using petroleum based products still outlast engines using organic fuels.
- PM : I again disagree with you old friend. Ok, Let's go Ask my fb friend, Bruce, who Rebuilt Hemp Cars using Fords old technology. Bruce let comedian, "Jay Leno" (former Tonight Show Host & Car enthusiast) drive his hemp Car on one of Jay's episodes, "Jay Leno's Garage".
-- Let's meet Bruce Michael Dietzen, a farmer/engineer, who re-created Fords hemp car and vision:
-- Bruce Michael Dietzen :I have viewed numerous articles and studies which claim that fermented fuels (alcohol) have far less pollutants and additional crud than petroleum gas. Hence they burn cleaner and leave less crap in the engine.
I have run the Cannabis Car on 100% BioButanol and had no problems. The exhaust was clearly cleaner as well, just by putting a tissue over the tailpipe. The difference is huge.
The Oil companies spread fake news about how biofuels are bad. It's all bullcrap. Any Car made in the last decade can run on 100% alcohol based fuel with Only a Minor Modification which heats the fuel before it entered the engine. It's actually better on the car and far superior with regards to carbon footprint.
The very best fuel however with regards to footprint is green gasoline made by pyrolizing plant residues. The vapors generated via this process are converted to methanol and then to gasoline which is 100% identical with petroleum gasoline. The upside of this process is that 1/3 of the biomass used to make this fuel ends up as Biochar which is then tilled back into agricultural soils thereby sequestering a lot of carbon which was removed by photosynthesis. If all of our gasoline were green gasoline, which is carbon negative, it would without a doubt be the best way to mitigate climate change by a huge margin.
Bottom line, Petroleum Gasoline is Terrible for Engines and the Environment. Just about any bio based fuel is better for both.
-- Bruce M. Dietzen: Frank, Not sure what he meant by the phrase carbonbase. But what is important, is that making only 15% of everything mankind makes every year from crops like hemp, and processing these crops are not raw materials in manufacturing facilities run exclusively would avoid and sequester roughly 3 billion metric tonnes of CO2 every year making it the most effective means to mitigate climate crisis there is today.
Fords car had a lifetime carbon footprint of about 3 metric tonnes vs 12 tonnes for the average EV today. And it's all because he insisted that everything possible be made from crops or crop residues.
I would appreciate your thoughts on the matter, especially if you are an expert in the climate sciences. If I have made some incorrect assumptions or calculations, please correct me.
If you already make raw materials or finished products from plants please contact me. Let’s calculate together just how much CO2 your products could be drawing down. And if you are a manufacturer and are interested in making even a small percentage of your product from plant material I would like to help you succeed.
Finally, if you are versed at writing proposed legislation let’s get together. Both the Electric Vehicle and Solar Energy industries have prospered due to governmental support and consumer tax credits. I think it’s imperative that we start working with our law makers to provide similar incentives to both consumers and manufacturers who want to help save the planet.
About the author: Bruce Michael Dietzen is the founder of CarbonNegative.Technology and the designer and builder of the Renew Sports Car which is the first car made of hemp in the USA since 1941. Read more at https://brucedietzen.
For more information on Carbon Negative Fiber, visit carbonnegativefiber.com.
By the year 2047, the world will have burned all of its proven petroleum reserves,* while world coal reserves may last 100-300 years longer. But the decision to continue burning coal has serious drawbacks. This high-sulfur coal is responsible for our acid raid which already kills 50,000 Americans and 5,000-10,000 Canadians annually. In addition, the acid destroy the forests, rivers and animals.
Conversion to biomass fuels should begin immediately to stop both planetary pollution and lemming-like "Genocide", and to make us naturally energy "Independent". Everyone can grow a Clean, Renewable Fuel Source, ect., "Cannabis! Since gasoline engines are a primary source of carbon monoxide and greenhouse gases, alternative fuels such as ethanol could contribute significantly to the rejuvenation of our atmospheric air quality. Hemp provides a sustainable, renewable, and natural alternative to toxic fossil fuels. Henry Ford grew cannabis/hemp on his estate after 1937 possibly to prove the cheapness of methanol production at Iron Mountain.
Jacks Facts: Remember Everyone, We Have The Truth On OUR Side, and ya can't beat a FACT! We will always win.
- the following is an except from Earths most Useful website; "potman.US" and before that, the Earths most Useful Book; "The Emperor Wears No Clothes", by Jack Herer.
- "If All fossil Fuels & their Derivatives, as well as as Trees for paper (& now cardboard) and Construction Materials were "Banned" in order to Save the planet, reverse the Greenhouse Effect and Stop Deforestation; then there is only 1 known annually renewable, natural resource that is Capable of providing the overall majority of the worlds; paper, plastics & textiles; meet All of the worlds transportation, industrial and home energy Needs, provide about 30-70% of the worlds medicines, WHILE; reducing pollution, rebuilding the soil, and cleaning the atmosphere, providing clean oxygen, all at the same time! ...and that substance is the same one that has done it before, for the last 5 to 10 thousand years, until about 130 years ago".
Unite this country with "Proper Education" about the "Everything Plant", meant to Utilized in nearly Everything.
The Everything Plant makes everything Better.
"They Lied about everything, about the Everything Plant"!
The Philosophy behind Henry Ford
Ford strongly felt that there were many positive aspects to rural life. At the same time, he recognized that the promise of high wages was encouraging young people to discard the agrarian life of their parents and move to the cities. The spreading of industrialization (due in part, Ford knew, to his very own factory system) was making farming less attractive and giving farmers less to do in the winter. Ford developed the village industries program as a way to bring manufacturing jobs to the countryside, allowing residents to reap the economic advantages without giving up their agricultural heritage. His village industries were intended to strengthen rural communities by providing jobs to unemployed and under-employed local residents, allowing farmers to work in the winter and return to farming in the summer. It was also, in a very real sense, intended to maintain the bucolic settings and lifestyles that Ford remembered from his boyhood and idealized to some extent.
Ford wanted to create places where Technology, Manufacturing, and Agriculture could "Co-Exist". He established his village industries in rural areas where farmland was easily available. However, Ford intended the village industries to be an integral part of his manufacturing system, providing cost-effective and reliable parts. To minimize the increased costs of transportation incurred by these decentralized manufacturing plants, Ford chose sites that were primarily near larger existing Ford plants (the Ford River Rouge Complex and the Highland Park Ford Plant). The products the village industries made were all small and light, able to be efficiently shipped.
Ford also believed in using clean and readily-available sources of power. Water power, he thought, was nearly inexhaustible and easy to come by in Michigan. He had in fact begun experimenting with water power when building his house at Fair Lane. Thus, the village industry plants all made use of hydroelectric power; indeed, many were located at the site of old mills. Some of the village industry plants actually utilize refurbished grist mill buildings, others merely used the site, with Ford erecting new industrial buildings to house the plant. However, the village industry program did not live much longer than Henry Ford himself. The small manufacturing plants were not a financial success, and the stricter accountability procedures implemented after Henry Ford relinquished the presidency in 1945 found that they did not return optimal cost/benefit ratios. Ford Motor Company soon began closing the Village Industries; most of the plants were closed in the 1940s. Only five were still operating in the mid-1950s, three in the mid-1960s, and only a single one, the Ford Valve Plant in Northville, in the mid-1970s. The Northville plant, ironically both the first and last of Ford's village industries, continued in operation until 1981. The same year PotMan was Born.
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