Ford Motor Company Designer E.T. Gregorie, October 1940

Summary

Bob Gregorie began his career in yacht design. After the 1929 crash, Gregorie came to Michigan hoping to find work as an automotive designer. In 1932 Edsel Ford hired him and he became the chief of Ford Motor Company's new design department in 1935. The 1936 Lincoln Zephyr, the 1939 Lincoln Continental, and the 1949 Mercury were among Gregorie's best-known designs.

Bob Gregorie began his career in yacht design. After the 1929 crash, Gregorie came to Michigan hoping to find work as an automotive designer. In 1932 Edsel Ford hired him and he became the chief of Ford Motor Company's new design department in 1935. The 1936 Lincoln Zephyr, the 1939 Lincoln Continental, and the 1949 Mercury were among Gregorie's best-known designs.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

04 October 1940

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.189.15020

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8.125 in

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