Machine Shop at Ford Motor Company Highland Park Plant, circa 1913

Spooner & Wells1912/1914

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

The Highland Park Ford Plant, designed by renowned industrial architect Albert Kahn, was the second production facility for the Model T. This photograph shows Highland Park's machine shop filled with specialized machine tools. Among the milling machines shown here are "hobbers," which cut teeth in metal to make gears.


  • Title: Machine Shop at Ford Motor Company Highland Park Plant, circa 1913
  • Creator: Spooner & Wells
  • Date Created: 1912/1914
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Detroit, United States, Michigan, Highland Park
  • Subject Keywords: Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant, Assembly-line methods, Automobile factories, Ford Model T automobile, Machine shops, Mass production, Automobiles, Cars, Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: 84.1.1660.173
  • Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
  • Invention: Automobile
  • Image ID: THF131856
  • Field: Transportation
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

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