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I read that the overflow storage for HFM was in the Highland Park Ford Complex. I also read that they are to start demolition on the Highland Park facility this summer.
They could ad on the side of that place to make a class room there was a whole parking lot not a third being used.
Here is the story of how the Warwick engine was found and acquired. From Strange Commissions for Henry Ford by H. F. MortonA friend sent me this photo of an English-built Shand Mason steam fire engine that used to be in the HFM. It was apparently sold at some time in the 1980s or 90s, and may have gone to a private collector in Illinois. Can anyone provide me with any more details of the engine's current location? (by private message or email if you prefer: email@example.com)
Tim,I also got a book that tells the stories of some items.
It has the story on the center crank case if any one wants to hear it let me know and I'll post away!
Thank you very much Peter, this is fascinating!! Is there any chance you could post a larger scan of the photo of the Warwick steamer?Here is the story of how the Warwick engine was found and acquired. From Strange Commissions for Henry Ford by H. F. Morton
These were all teasured by Ford. Probably all of them picked out by him and quite possibly handled by him. Artifacts in a museum that have a direct connection with it's name sake, yet they sold them off? What did they put in their place, a tollerance exhibit?There were big public auctions at Henry Ford Museum in 1983 and October of 1985........