Detroit Shell Company.

Hide Profile

The Detroit Shell Company manufactured 155 mm. high explosive artillery shell casings. The company was likely organized in the spring of 1917, and ceased production in 1919 following the Armistice; it appears in the 1918 and 1919 editions of the Detroit, Michigan City Directory. The factory was located on Carlton Avenue, two blocks south of Michigan Avenue, on Detroit's far west side. Edsel Ford served as treasurer of the company, and this album was presented to him and is inscribed with his name on the front.

From the description of Detroit Shell Company photograph album, 1918. (The Henry Ford). WorldCat record id: 69661794

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Detroit Shell Company. Detroit Shell Company photograph album, 1918. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
World War, 1914-1918--Equipment and supplies
Women employees
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918--Artillery operations

Corporate Body

Related Descriptions


Ark ID: w6cg5scd

SNAC ID: 67272240