Henry Ford
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Actor Todd Hofley
Seen Who Killed the Electric Carriage?
Staring Blindly into the Future
Gender Male
Status Historical
Job American industrialist, engineer and inventor
Comments This is an article about a fictional representation of an historical character, location or other entity.

Henry Ford, American engineer and inventor, is introduced in Season 5 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Todd Hofley.


Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American captain of industry and a business magnate, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.

While working as an engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit, Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered horseless carriage, the Quadricycle, in the shed behind his home. In 1903, he established the Ford Motor Company, and five years later the company rolled out the first Model T.

Appearances and Mentions

Who Killed the Electric Carriage?

  • During the investigation into the murder Ivan Wallensky, Ford is interviewed by Detective Murdoch, driving up in one of his own cars.

Staring Blindly into the Future

  • Henry Ford attends the Pendrick Symposium for the future.
  • Constable Higgins approaches Henry Ford claiming to be not just constable but an inventor. He shows Mr. Ford the mirror (Murdoch added,  ep.1307) in his taxicab. Ford is impressed with it allowing to see the passengers, and presumably, "what is behind your car, as well." He suggests that the mirror be mounted on the roof, in the middle, so one could tilt it in any direction.
  • The two Henrys have a possible deal, but Ford offers one thousand dollars and Higgins bulks – haggling for more money: "This invention will revolutionize your next car model, and every model thereafter." There is an impasse.
  • Unbeknownst to Higgins, Henry Ford has filed a patent for an affixed rear-looking driver mirror. Later, he informs the constable, "We all have ideas. But until you have a patent, an idea is but a handful of beans."


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