Ford Tri-Motor Assembly inside Factory, Ford Airport, Dearborn, Michigan, 1929

Summary

Henry Ford attempted to apply automobile assembly line techniques to the manufacture of airplanes, and to build them in mass quantities. Monthly production peaked at 25 planes in June 1929. The Great Depression forced Ford to re-focus on his core auto business, and the company's commercial aircraft production was ended in 1933.

Henry Ford attempted to apply automobile assembly line techniques to the manufacture of airplanes, and to build them in mass quantities. Monthly production peaked at 25 planes in June 1929. The Great Depression forced Ford to re-focus on his core auto business, and the company's commercial aircraft production was ended in 1933.

Material

Linen (Material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.75 in

Width: 9.75 in

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