Quadricycle Replica to be Built at Edison Ford

09/17/2015

Media Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Janet Wilson, PR & Marketing Director
239-334-7419

 Quadricycle Replica to be Built at Edison Ford

Fort Myers, FLA. (September 17, 2015) Join Edison & Ford Winter Estates on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. to hear about an exciting new, collaborative project to build a replica of Henry Ford’s quadricycle. Automotive Curator, James Moss and Estates Registrar, Matt Andres will discuss the plans in the Edison Ford Museum Hall of Inventions. Moss, along with the curatorial staff have been gathering the plans and completing engineering drawings to begin the year-long project. Henry Ford’s 1904 original quadricycle was the start of the Ford Automotive Legacy.
 
Edison Ford is looking for volunteers to help with the project. Volunteers with the following skills and equipment are asked to contact Edison Ford’s Chief Curator, Mike Cosden at 239-334-7419:
 
3-D CAD (Computer-Aided Drafting)
Wood Carving
Machining (must include access to a metal lathe and mill)
 
Further volunteer opportunities will continue to arise as the project progresses. All those interested in volunteering or interested in the project and would like to hear more are encouraged to attend the discussion this Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in the Edison Ford Museum Hall of Inventions

Thank you to Edison Ford’s partners and assistance from The Henry Ford, Greenfield Village and Sam Galloway Ford in Fort Myers.

To attend, please RSVP by contacting Chief Curator Mike Cosden at 239-334-7419.
 

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Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. In 2014 the Edison Botanical Laboratory was named a National Historic Chemical Landmark.  For additional information call 239-334-7419