The Tin Goose- by Charles Thompson


In the early 1930s, Edsel Ford persuaded his brother Henry to set up a factory to build the successful Ford Tri Motor in England. A factory site and airfield was chosen near Southampton, which was named ‘Ford’ - naturally, and several aircraft were shipped over and assembled in Manchester, but after a short while Henry dropped the whole project. Nicknamed the ‘Tin Goose’, this example G-ABHF (HF = Henry Ford), is shown flying over the new Ford Motor factory on the banks of the river Thames at Dagenham, circa 1932. 30” x 40” oil on canvas.








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