Ford Motor Company Iron Mountain Plant, Wood Body Station Wagon Assembly, circa 1949

Summary

Ford Motor Company built wood station wagon bodies at its Iron Mountain plant in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. For 1949, Ford eliminated wood framing from its wagons in favor of steel. Wood was still used on the wagons, but in the form of specially-laminated paneling bolted onto the steel frames. Iron Mountain closed when Ford switched to all-steel wagons in 1952.

Ford Motor Company built wood station wagon bodies at its Iron Mountain plant in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. For 1949, Ford eliminated wood framing from its wagons in favor of steel. Wood was still used on the wagons, but in the form of specially-laminated paneling bolted onto the steel frames. Iron Mountain closed when Ford switched to all-steel wagons in 1952.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

circa 1949

Subject Date

circa 1949

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.O.3497

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

Inscriptions

Back, bottom: "Joseph Pallaconi, foreman, right"

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