Ford Tri-Motor Assembly inside Factory, Ford Airport, Dearborn, Michigan, 1929

Summary

Henry Ford attempted to apply automobile assembly line techniques to the manufacture of airplanes, and to build them in mass quantities. Monthly production peaked at 25 planes in June 1929. The Great Depression forced Ford to re-focus on his core auto business, and the company's commercial aircraft production was ended in 1933.

Henry Ford attempted to apply automobile assembly line techniques to the manufacture of airplanes, and to build them in mass quantities. Monthly production peaked at 25 planes in June 1929. The Great Depression forced Ford to re-focus on his core auto business, and the company's commercial aircraft production was ended in 1933.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

26 April 1929

Subject Date

26 April 1929

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.53045

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: 8 in

Width: 11 in

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