Ford Tri-Motor Airplane Being Constructed at the Stout Factory, Dearborn, Michigan, February 1929

Summary

Ford Motor Company’s Tri-Motor, built from 1926-1933, flew in many early American airline fleets. The all-metal airplane was rugged, dependable and equally adaptable to passenger and freight service. Tri-Motors were built with some of the same mass production techniques used in Ford’s automobile plants. In this photo, the propellers are being connected to the fuselage or the main body of the airplane.

Ford Motor Company’s Tri-Motor, built from 1926-1933, flew in many early American airline fleets. The all-metal airplane was rugged, dependable and equally adaptable to passenger and freight service. Tri-Motors were built with some of the same mass production techniques used in Ford’s automobile plants. In this photo, the propellers are being connected to the fuselage or the main body of the airplane.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Retouching

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 11 in

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