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

Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department1932-06-30

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

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.

Details

  • Title: Final Assembly of 1932 Ford Model 18 V-8 Automobiles, Ford Rouge Plant, Dearborn, Michigan
  • Creator: Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department
  • Date: 1932-06-30
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Dearborn
  • Subject Keywords: Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant, Automobile factories, Automobiles, Assembly-line methods, Cars, Ford V-8 automobile, Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: 84.1.1660.P.833.57060.15
  • Image ID: THF98595
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

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