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[FORD MOTOR COMPANY (CANADA)].

[Photograph Album].

Stock Code
100304
Ontario, Canada, Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, 1900
£2,500

A superb collection of early 20th century albumen photographs of the Ford Factory, Windsor, Ontario showing the various production processes as well as images of the range of Ford vehicles, mostly in use by their drivers on streets, farms and fields. Fully itemised list available on request.

Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. (Ford du Canada Limitée) was founded in 1904, manufacturing and selling Ford automobiles in Canada and the British Empire. It was originally known as the Walkerville Wagon Works, and was located in Walkerville, Ontario (now part of Windsor, Ontario). The founder, Gordon McGregor, convinced a group of investors to invest in Henry Ford's new automobile, which was being produced across the river in Detroit.

The Model C, the first car to be produced in Canada, rolled out of the factory in late September 1904. The Company could produce two cars at a time and in its first full

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Description

Landscape album (230 x 300 mm) containing 98 albumen prints (190 x 240 mm); most with manuscript title to blank verso, all very bright with the minimum of toning, save first two that may have been removed and resinserted since the images have slightly more discolouration and versos spotted, fore-edges of a couple of others bumped from standing proud of others, otherwise in fine condition; bound on linen tabs in contemporary morocco album, presentation manuscript on upper pastedown: 'Hon. Dr Paige/Souvenir of visit to/Windsor Ontario, Canada/Feb. 20th 1925', blind-stamp below: 'Tatum/Post Price Book/Pat. July 13 1909/No 5086, exterior worn and rubbed, edges chipped, otherwise sound.

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