Trophy Presented to Henry Ford by the Navy Service School on the Occasion of his Birthday, 1941

Summary

Henry Ford was recognized as more than an automotive industrialist; throughout his many years in the public eye he was acknowledged by many civic and corporate associations. In 1940, the Ford Motor Company established a Navy Training facility at the Rouge plant to train servicemen; this trophy was presented to Mr. Ford in gratitude for his patriotic contributions.

Henry Ford was recognized as more than an automotive industrialist; throughout his many years in the public eye he was acknowledged by many civic and corporate associations. In 1940, the Ford Motor Company established a Navy Training facility at the Rouge plant to train servicemen; this trophy was presented to Mr. Ford in gratitude for his patriotic contributions.

Artifact

Trophy

Date Made

1941

Subject Date

30 July 1941

Creators

Dodge, Inc. 

United States. Navy Service School 

Creator Notes

Made by Dodge, Inc. for the United States Navy Service School.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.1510.9

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. From the Estate of Henry and Clara Ford.

Material

Bakelite (TM)
Brass (Alloy)
Non-ferrous Metal

Color

Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 28.5 in

Width: 5 in

Length: 7 in

Inscriptions

PRESENTED TO MR. HENRY FORD ON HIS 78TH BIRTHDAY BY THE STUDENTS OF THE SERVICE SCHOOL [inscribed on cup] IN APPRECIATION OF HIS PATRIOTIC SERVICE AND HIS MANY KINDNESSES TO THE MEN STATIONED AT DEARBORN [inscribed on base]

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