Ford Village Industries Dundee Hydro Plant, 1937

Summary

In the early 1920s, Henry Ford began locating small hydroelectrically-powered plants in rural southeast Michigan. These "Village Industries" employed local people who could maintain farms while working at the factory. This plant in Dundee operated from 1936 until 1954. During World War II, workers here manufactured parts for Pratt & Whitney engines, tanks, vehicles, and gun directors.

In the early 1920s, Henry Ford began locating small hydroelectrically-powered plants in rural southeast Michigan. These "Village Industries" employed local people who could maintain farms while working at the factory. This plant in Dundee operated from 1936 until 1954. During World War II, workers here manufactured parts for Pratt & Whitney engines, tanks, vehicles, and gun directors.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1937

Subject Date

1937

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.188.21318

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)

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