Ford Rouge Plant Pictorial Flow Chart, "Complete Car Can Be Built in 28 Hours," 1940

Summary

This diagram illustrates how the massive River Rouge Plant turned coal, iron ore, limestone, rubber, and sand into iron, steel, tires, glass, and finished automobiles.

This diagram illustrates how the massive River Rouge Plant turned coal, iron ore, limestone, rubber, and sand into iron, steel, tires, glass, and finished automobiles.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

25 February 1941

Subject Date

19 August 1940

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.75060

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

Inscriptions

Inscribed into image at upper left corner: RIVER ROUGE / HERE IS FLOW CHART OF PLANT/ FROM ORE TO AUTO. COMPLETE / CAR CAN BE BUILT IN 28 HOURS"

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