Photograph, Blackboard Drawing of an X- Engine, 1925

Summary

Blackboards were one of Henry Ford's favorite tools when developing a new design. He used them at least as far back as 1907 when work began on the new Model T. Chalk sketches and drawings could be changed quickly as ideas were discussed. Henry was not much of a draftsman, but he surrounded himself with people who could draw.

Blackboards were one of Henry Ford's favorite tools when developing a new design. He used them at least as far back as 1907 when work began on the new Model T. Chalk sketches and drawings could be changed quickly as ideas were discussed. Henry was not much of a draftsman, but he surrounded himself with people who could draw.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

07 December 1925

Subject Date

09 December 1925

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.901.P.189.3169

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 9.5 in

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