Model of Soybean Oil Extractor, circa 1935

Summary

Henry Ford had a vision of farmers being part of the industrial process -- an idea he called "chemurgy." This idea was most completely played out in his experimentation with soybeans, a versatile crop that could be used for industrial products as well as food. This model demonstrates how oil could be extracted from soybeans and converted into many plastic-like products.

Henry Ford had a vision of farmers being part of the industrial process -- an idea he called "chemurgy." This idea was most completely played out in his experimentation with soybeans, a versatile crop that could be used for industrial products as well as food. This model demonstrates how oil could be extracted from soybeans and converted into many plastic-like products.

Artifact

Model (Representation)

Date Made

circa 1935

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Soybean Lab Agricultural Gallery

Object ID

84.56.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of R. G. Rosehart

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Glass (Material)
Brass (Alloy)

Dimensions

Height: 65 in

Width: 31 in

Length: 73.5 in

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