In 1901, John Francis Dodge and Horace Elgin Dodge moved their Brothers Bicycle & Machine Factory to Detroit (Michigan, United States) from Windsor (Ontario, Canada), where they built parts for automobiles. Their bearings and other parts were in demand with the early auto industry and helped design engine parts for the first Oldsmobile cars.In 1902, the Dodge Brothers joined Henry Ford, who was seeking help to finance his own automobile company. They helped start the Ford Motor Company as well as manufacture parts for the first Fords, achieving mutual benefit for both Ford and the Dodge Brothers. By 1913, almost all of Ford's parts (chassis, suspension, brakes, engines, transmissions, etc.) were built by Dodge.