Workers Installing Tires on Ford Model T Assembly Line at Highland Park Plant, circa 1925

Summary

Ford constantly tweaked Model T assembly lines at its Highland Park plant for efficiency. In 1914, wheels and radiators were conveyed to a platform and slid down ramps for installation on the same line. By 1925, wheels (with tires already mounted and inflated) were conveyed directly to workers, who installed them on both sides of the chassis at once.

Ford constantly tweaked Model T assembly lines at its Highland Park plant for efficiency. In 1914, wheels and radiators were conveyed to a platform and slid down ramps for installation on the same line. By 1925, wheels (with tires already mounted and inflated) were conveyed directly to workers, who installed them on both sides of the chassis at once.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1925

Creators

Jervis B. Webb Company 

Creator Notes

Originally photographed by/for Jervis B. Webb Company of Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

P.O.6522

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

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