Final Assembly of 1932 Ford Model 18 V-8 Automobiles, Ford Rouge Plant, Dearborn, Michigan

Summary

Workers put the final touches on a 1932 Ford Model 18 equipped with the company's new V-8 engine. Ford's assembly line resembled a river system. Smaller lines or "streams" fed components -- frames, engines, wheels, bodies -- to the larger final line. All of the parts came together in this main "river" line where the car took shape in its completed form.

Workers put the final touches on a 1932 Ford Model 18 equipped with the company's new V-8 engine. Ford's assembly line resembled a river system. Smaller lines or "streams" fed components -- frames, engines, wheels, bodies -- to the larger final line. All of the parts came together in this main "river" line where the car took shape in its completed form.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

30 June 1932

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.57060.15

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

In lower right front corner: 57060- 6-30-32 No 15

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