Ford Motor Company Highland Park Plant Showing One Day's Output of 1000 Cars, 1913

Summary

As the moving assembly line evolved, Ford Motor Company promoted its growing manufacturing prowess with clever promotional photographs. This image shows 1,000 Model T chassis lined up outside Ford's Highland Park Plant. The chassis represent a single nine-hour shift's production in August 1913 -- an impressive total reached even before the assembly line was fully implemented.

As the moving assembly line evolved, Ford Motor Company promoted its growing manufacturing prowess with clever promotional photographs. This image shows 1,000 Model T chassis lined up outside Ford's Highland Park Plant. The chassis represent a single nine-hour shift's production in August 1913 -- an impressive total reached even before the assembly line was fully implemented.

Artifact

Postcard

Subject Date

1913

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

94.112.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 in

Width: 24.5 in

Inscriptions

Text in lower left corner of image: 1000 / FORD CARS / A SINGLE / DAY'S OUTPUT / AT THE / FORD / PLANT / DETROIT

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