Ford Motor Company Gauge Plant, Northville Township, Michigan, 1936

Summary

In the 1920s and 30s, Henry Ford set up small-scale factories throughout southeast Michigan. These "Village Industries" supplied Ford with tools and vehicle parts. The factory at Waterford -- one of many scattered along the Middle Rouge River basin -- opened in 1925 and its employees made precision inspection gauge blocks. This mill remained open until the late 1950s.

In the 1920s and 30s, Henry Ford set up small-scale factories throughout southeast Michigan. These "Village Industries" supplied Ford with tools and vehicle parts. The factory at Waterford -- one of many scattered along the Middle Rouge River basin -- opened in 1925 and its employees made precision inspection gauge blocks. This mill remained open until the late 1950s.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

03 June 1936

Subject Date

03 June 1936

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.66168.B

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 in

Width: 11 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten into image in lower right hand corner: 66168B Handwritten in pencil on back: Waterford

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