Monorail Conveyor in Ford Motor Company Highland Park Plant Machine Shop, 1914

Summary

Ford Motor Company's assembly methods depended on the fluid movement of materials to workers. At its Highland Park Plant, the company used an overhead monorail conveyor to carry parts around the factory. Each electrically-powered car was driven by an operator riding in the cab. More than a mile and a half of track ran throughout the factory complex.

Ford Motor Company's assembly methods depended on the fluid movement of materials to workers. At its Highland Park Plant, the company used an overhead monorail conveyor to carry parts around the factory. Each electrically-powered car was driven by an operator riding in the cab. More than a mile and a half of track ran throughout the factory complex.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1914

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.809

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: 8 in

Width: 10 in

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