Photographic Print, View of Ford V-8 Engine Parts, September 9, 1932

Summary

These molded sand shapes -- called cores -- were essential to casting the cylinder blocks for Ford V-8 engines. Automobile engines are mostly hollow inside. The cores were necessary to create voids in the final casting for the crank, pistons, valve gear, cooling water, and lubricating oil.

These molded sand shapes -- called cores -- were essential to casting the cylinder blocks for Ford V-8 engines. Automobile engines are mostly hollow inside. The cores were necessary to create voids in the final casting for the crank, pistons, valve gear, cooling water, and lubricating oil.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

9 September 1932

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.57091.3

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: 10.25 in

Inscriptions

Inscribed in lower right corner: Engine Assembly

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