Car Body Assembly Line at Ford's Highland Park Plant, circa 1914

Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department1913/1915

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

These workers install folding tops and side curtains to Model T bodies on a moving assembly line in Building H at Ford's Highland Park plant. By 1914, a Model T could be fully assembled in just over one and a half man-hours. The job took twelve and a half man-hours using stationary methods.


  • Title: Car Body Assembly Line at Ford's Highland Park Plant, circa 1914
  • Creator: Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department
  • Date: 1913/1915
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Dearborn, United States, Michigan, Highland Park
  • Subject Keywords: Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant, Assembly-line methods, Automobile factories, Automobile industry, Automobiles, Bodies (Land vehicle components), Mass production, Workers, Cars, Automobile parts, Touring cars, Automobile bodies, Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: 84.1.1660.P.833.994
  • Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
  • Invention: Model T
  • Image ID: THF101705
  • Field: Transportation
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

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