For motoring mogul Henry Ford, the step he took on Tuesday, April 17, 1917 — 100 years ago this year — was the beginning of a remarkable journey, both for his burgeoning company and for the land of his ancestors: Cork.
That day, Henry Ford & Son was incorporated as a limited company in Ireland under the Companies Acts of 1908 and 1913, with a registered office at 36, South Mall, and plans followed to build an enormous factory in Cork city which would have an iconic, single line address — The Marina.
It was a decision that would transform the industrial, social, and financial landscape of the city for the rest of the 20th century, and continues to reverberate to this day.
And with that in mind we were delighted when we stumbled across this rarely seen footage from the company's plant in Cork's Marina.
Thanks to framepool.com
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