Ford Tri-Motor Airplane Fuselage Being Constructed at the Stout Factory, Dearborn, Michigan, April 1929

Summary

Ford Motor Company’s Tri-Motor, built from 1926-1933, flew in many early American airline fleets. The all-metal airplane was rugged, dependable and equally adaptable to passenger and freight service. Tri-Motors were built with some of the same mass production techniques used in Ford’s automobile plants. The fuselage, or the main body of the airplane, is constructed in this photograph.

Ford Motor Company’s Tri-Motor, built from 1926-1933, flew in many early American airline fleets. The all-metal airplane was rugged, dependable and equally adaptable to passenger and freight service. Tri-Motors were built with some of the same mass production techniques used in Ford’s automobile plants. The fuselage, or the main body of the airplane, is constructed in this photograph.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 11 in

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