|FORD MOTOR COMPANY OF CANADA, LIMITED|
Accession Number 97-002
Ford Motor Company of Canada.- Dates of Creation: 1897-1971.-Extent of Descriptive Unit: Textual material and patent drawings.-Administrative History: The Ford Motor Company of Canada was organized in 1904 for the purpose of building and selling Ford automobiles in Canada and the British Empire. The Company had the selling and patent rights to Canada and the British Empire, except for Great Britain and Ireland. The Company was originally known as the Walkerville Wagon Works, with its location in Walkerville, Ontario (now incorporated in Windsor, Ontario). The Company President Gordon McGregor convinced a group of investors to invest in Henry Ford's new automobile that was being built in Detroit, Michigan. On August 17, 1904, the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited was founded in Walkerville, Ontario. The Company continues to operate in Canada and is an important player in the automobile industry in the country.- Custodial History: The records were stored in the assembly plant of the Company in Windsor, Ontario. They were transferred to the University of Windsor Archives in 1997. These records are currently stored at the University of Windsor Archives, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.-Scope and Content: The series consist of account balances, cheques, customs drawback claims, expense accounts, general ledgers, invoice accounts, monthly statements, notes falling due, parts ledgers, patents, payroll ledgers and customs rulings and costs. The collection was organized with respect to provenance and maintains the original filing structure.
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