Dropping Engine into Chassis on Final Assembly Line, Ford Rouge Plant, 1936

Summary

Ford Motor Company's assembly line was, in fact, a series of separate assembly lines. Engines, like this V-8, were put together in one stream. Frames were fitted with axles, wheels and driver controls in another. Bodies were assembled in another stream. All these lines flowed into the final assembly line where the major components were combined into complete automobiles.

Ford Motor Company's assembly line was, in fact, a series of separate assembly lines. Engines, like this V-8, were put together in one stream. Frames were fitted with axles, wheels and driver controls in another. Bodies were assembled in another stream. All these lines flowed into the final assembly line where the major components were combined into complete automobiles.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1936

Subject Date

1936

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.65656

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 8 in

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