Comparing Cast and Welded Part with Pieced and Riveted Part to Improve Production, Willow Run Bomber Plant, 1944

Summary

The American automobile industry's greatest contribution to the war effort, apart from the sheer scale of its work, was its technical expertise in quantity manufacturing. Automakers refined the smallest details in an item to increase the speed with which it could be made. That knowledge was reflected in everything auto companies produced during World War II, from helmets to helicopters.

The American automobile industry's greatest contribution to the war effort, apart from the sheer scale of its work, was its technical expertise in quantity manufacturing. Automakers refined the smallest details in an item to increase the speed with which it could be made. That knowledge was reflected in everything auto companies produced during World War II, from helmets to helicopters.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

19 May 1944

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.79907.3

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 11 in

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