Ford Tri-Motor 8-AT Airplane, Interior Cabin Designed to Transport Freight, October 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. This version, the 8-AT was used to transport freight so did not have passenger seating. This photograph shows the 8-AT’s cabin interior.

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. This version, the 8-AT was used to transport freight so did not have passenger seating. This photograph shows the 8-AT’s cabin interior.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

October 1929

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.54054

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)

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 8 in

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