Ford Tri-Motor Airplane with Cargo of Ford Model T Parts, March 2, 1927

Summary

4-AT airliners 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. They could carry either passengers or freight. Here, employees removed a wicker passenger seat, left, to load automotive parts.

4-AT airliners 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. They could carry either passengers or freight. Here, employees removed a wicker passenger seat, left, to load automotive parts.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

02 March 1927

Subject Date

2 March 1927

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.189.4155

Credit

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

Material

Linen (Material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.875 in

Width: 10.875 in

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