Stout Metal Airplane Company Factory, Ford Airport, Dearborn, Michigan, 1924

Summary

William B. Stout established the Stout Metal Airplane Company in 1922. Henry Ford, taking a personal and professional interest in Stout's firm, built this factory for the company in 1924. It was possibly the first building in the United States constructed specifically for the commercial production of airplanes. The building was destroyed by a fire on January 17, 1926.

William B. Stout established the Stout Metal Airplane Company in 1922. Henry Ford, taking a personal and professional interest in Stout's firm, built this factory for the company in 1924. It was possibly the first building in the United States constructed specifically for the commercial production of airplanes. The building was destroyed by a fire on January 17, 1926.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

10/1/1924

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.1008.AP.2087

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 in

Width: 10.25 in

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