Ingersoll Milling Machine Used at Ford Motor Company Highland Park Plant, 1912

Summary

The Model T's distinction as a landmark car design can be traced in large part to machines like this -- a high capacity precision machine tool that performed just two production steps on the car engine's cylinder block. The Model T as a design achievement is inseparable from many hundreds of engineering, materials, and production innovations.

The Model T's distinction as a landmark car design can be traced in large part to machines like this -- a high capacity precision machine tool that performed just two production steps on the car engine's cylinder block. The Model T as a design achievement is inseparable from many hundreds of engineering, materials, and production innovations.

Artifact

Milling machine

Date Made

1912

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Made in America

Object ID

31.671.1

Credit

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

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Cast iron
Brass (Alloy)

Technique

Casting (Process)

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Height: 96 in

Width: 112 in

Length: 253 in

Weight: 20 lbs

Inscriptions

Cast in bed: THE INGERSOLL MILLING MACHINE CO. ROCKFORD ILL. U.S.A. Cast in cross rail:THE INGERSOLL MILLING MACHINE CO. ROCKFORD ILL. U.S.A. / patd.. July 8 1912 Brass plaque: 4722

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