Construction of Ford Tri-Motor 14-AT Showing Center Hispano Suiza Engine, January 1932

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 14-AT, featured three Hispano Suiza Engines. This photograph reveals the interior of the central engine.

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 14-AT, featured three Hispano Suiza Engines. This photograph reveals the interior of the central engine.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 11.25 in

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