Ford Motor Company Valve Plant, Northville, Michigan, July 15, 1935

Summary

In the 1920s and 30s, Henry Ford set up small-scale factories throughout southeast Michigan. These "Village Industries" employed local residents and supplied Ford with tools and vehicle parts. The factory at Northville started operations in 1920 and made engine valves. The Northville factory remained productive into the early 1980s, long after Henry's other Village Industry mills had closed.

In the 1920s and 30s, Henry Ford set up small-scale factories throughout southeast Michigan. These "Village Industries" employed local residents and supplied Ford with tools and vehicle parts. The factory at Northville started operations in 1920 and made engine valves. The Northville factory remained productive into the early 1980s, long after Henry's other Village Industry mills had closed.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

15 July 1935

Subject Date

15 July 1935

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.63318

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Linen (Material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.063 in

Width: 11 in

Inscriptions

Inscribed in image, lower right corner: 63318 - 7-15-35 Handwritten on back in blue pencil: 63318 Handwritten on back in pencil: Northville Plant

Connect 3

Discover curious connections between artifacts.

Learn More