Ford Engineering Laboratory Layout, Dearborn, Michigan, circa 1924

Summary

This floor plan of Ford Motor Company's recently-completed engineering laboratory nicely illustrates Henry Ford's varied interests during the mid-1920s. Ford Motor Company facilities included executive offices, and a laboratory and workshops for product development. The publishing office, storage space for antiques, and dance room accommodated Henry Ford's personal interests. The industrialist often blurred the line between his business and personal activities.

This floor plan of Ford Motor Company's recently-completed engineering laboratory nicely illustrates Henry Ford's varied interests during the mid-1920s. Ford Motor Company facilities included executive offices, and a laboratory and workshops for product development. The publishing office, storage space for antiques, and dance room accommodated Henry Ford's personal interests. The industrialist often blurred the line between his business and personal activities.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1924

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.O.9757

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: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

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