Pouring Hot Metal into Molds at Ford Rouge Plant Foundry, Dearborn, Michigan, 1934

Summary

A worker in the Ford Rouge Plant foundry pours a molten metal mixture into molds to create engine blocks. Once "shaken-out" of their molds, castings were roughly machined before heading elsewhere for finishing and assembly. The Rouge foundry set an industry benchmark in 1931 with the successful casting of Ford's intricate, single-piece V-8 engine block.

A worker in the Ford Rouge Plant foundry pours a molten metal mixture into molds to create engine blocks. Once "shaken-out" of their molds, castings were roughly machined before heading elsewhere for finishing and assembly. The Rouge foundry set an industry benchmark in 1931 with the successful casting of Ford's intricate, single-piece V-8 engine block.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1934

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.59567

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 8 in

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