Ford Tri-Motor 4AT-1 at Ford Airport, Dearborn, Michigan, June 1926

Summary

4-AT airliners were designed and built by the Stout Metal Airplane Company, a division of Ford Motor Company. The all-metal, multi-engine planes earned a reputation for being rugged and dependable; and in the late 1920s and 1930s they were the backbone of the scheduled airline industry. 4-ATs eased public concerns about the safety of air travel and revolutionized commercial aviation.

4-AT airliners were designed and built by the Stout Metal Airplane Company, a division of Ford Motor Company. The all-metal, multi-engine planes earned a reputation for being rugged and dependable; and in the late 1920s and 1930s they were the backbone of the scheduled airline industry. 4-ATs eased public concerns about the safety of air travel and revolutionized commercial aviation.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

05 June 1926

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.46947

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Retouching

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 11.25 in

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