Passenger Seating inside Ford Tri-Motor 4-AT-4, 1927

Summary

The 4-AT and 5-AT Tri-Motors were designed and built by the Stout Metal Airplane Company, a division of Ford Motor Company. These rugged planes earned a reputation for being safe and dependable; and in the late 1920s and 1930s they were the backbone of the scheduled airline industry. This photograph shows the interior of a 4-AT equipped with lightweight wicker seats used for passenger service.

The 4-AT and 5-AT Tri-Motors were designed and built by the Stout Metal Airplane Company, a division of Ford Motor Company. These rugged planes earned a reputation for being safe and dependable; and in the late 1920s and 1930s they were the backbone of the scheduled airline industry. This photograph shows the interior of a 4-AT equipped with lightweight wicker seats used for passenger service.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

04 February 1927

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.189.4103

Credit

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

Material

Gelatin Silver

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8.25 in

Inscriptions

Lower center edge of image reads: FORD TRI-MOTOR / TRANSPORT.

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