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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Is this true ?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Leffler on Friday, January 01, 2016 - 08:52 pm:

A fellow workmates of mine said that the Kingsford charcoal company was founded by Henry Fords brother in law using the scrap wood from Fords production efforts.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By bob middleton on Friday, January 01, 2016 - 09:05 pm:

Yes


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Friday, January 01, 2016 - 10:20 pm:

E.G. Kingsford was the brother-in-law.
It was Henry's invention, but Kingsford was put in charge of it.
I seem to remember a town sprouting up around the plant by the same name.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown North Central Arkansas on Friday, January 01, 2016 - 10:34 pm:

Here is a link to a earlier thread, with some information about the charcoal grills offered by Ford

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/122937.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Friday, January 01, 2016 - 10:39 pm:

Kingsford, Michigan was founded next to Iron Mountain, MI because Henry couldn't get the tax breaks he wanted. The area around the town still suffers from the uncontrolled dumping of waste from the charcoal production. http://toxics.usgs.gov/topics/rem_act/kingsford.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A. Golden on Saturday, January 02, 2016 - 08:19 pm:

This note was on the charcoal bags a few years ago.

A Short History of The Original Charcoal

KingsfordŽ Charcoal has been around since the 1920s, when Henry Ford learned of a process for turning wood scraps from the production of Model T's into charcoal briquets. He built a charcoal plant, and the rest is history.

The Kingsford Company was formed when E.G. Kingsford, a relative of Ford's, brokered the site selection for Ford's new charcoal manufacturing plant. The company, originally called Ford Charcoal, was renamed KingsfordŽ Charcoal in his honor.

Today, the Kingsford Products Company remains the leading manufacturer of charcoal in the U.S. More than 1 million tons of wood scraps are recycled into quality charcoal briquets every year.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Howard C. Sullivan on Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 05:59 pm:

Michigan's U.P. has a lot of Ford history, if anyone gets a chance, when in the U.P. stop at the museum in Michigamme, Mi. for more Ford history....Tell them that FUTURLINER guy sent you...


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