Plaque, Presented to Henry Ford by Harry Ferguson, May 1940

Summary

Henry Ford was not only honored by ordinary citizens, he was also recognized by his peers, evidenced by this plaque presented by Harry Ferguson, who references in the inscription what has become known as the famous Handshake Agreement. This alliance marked the beginning of a partnership between the two manufacturers, resulting in the production of Ford-Ferguson tractors commencing in 1939.

Henry Ford was not only honored by ordinary citizens, he was also recognized by his peers, evidenced by this plaque presented by Harry Ferguson, who references in the inscription what has become known as the famous Handshake Agreement. This alliance marked the beginning of a partnership between the two manufacturers, resulting in the production of Ford-Ferguson tractors commencing in 1939.

Artifact

Plaque

Date Made

1940

Creators

Ferguson, Harry, 1884-1960 

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England 

Creator Notes

Plaque presented to Henry Ford by Harry Ferguson, May, 1940.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.1334.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Mahogany (Wood)
Stainless steel

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 3 in

Length: 19 in

Inscriptions

engraved: Henry Ford From Harry Ferguson At A Time Of Great World Anxiety But With Pleasant Memories Of Our Gentleman's Agreement And Looking Forward To The Day When We Shall Together Help To Beat Swords Into Ploughshares And Bring Peace To The World May 1940.

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