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Old 16-07-2019, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default Ford Factory circa 1917...WARNING Pic heavy.

These were sent to me by Buggerlugs who is too busy making money to post them


























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Old 16-07-2019, 10:41 PM   #2
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Hard to believe the industrial scale of the time, for one car!
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Old 17-07-2019, 09:25 AM   #3
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Thank you for sharing Gasolane what a great collection.
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The overhead crane picture, the 6 storey building looks similar to a prison?
and the camera platform - today we use a drone, but they had the vision back then of the type of footage they wanted.
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And this was the Highland Park factory, before they built the much larger River Rouge one, where iron ore went in one end and finished cars came out the other end!
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it's abandoned now
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And this was the Highland Park factory, before they built the much larger River Rouge one, where iron ore went in one end and finished cars came out the other end!
i think Henry even Owned the Mines where the Iron Ore came from as well as the Timber Plantations/Sawmills ect for the Wood for the Body frame & wheel spokes..
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Ahh the days before robots and people had jobs.
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Ahh the days before robots and people had jobs.
Then who or what had jobs?
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And this was the Highland Park factory, before they built the much larger River Rouge one, where iron ore went in one end and finished cars came out the other end!

100 years ago Ford tried to do everything in house. These days car companies out source as much as possible so the assembly process of the vehicle is efficient as possible.
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Wouldn't you like to drive down that ramp in a T.

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Wow , Great photos and info ...That'd have been great to see in those days and lasted through for almost another 100 years after that...Very cool .

Thanks for sharing ..
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i think Henry even Owned the Mines where the Iron Ore came from as well as the Timber Plantations/Sawmills ect for the Wood for the Body frame & wheel spokes..
Even had millions of rubber trees in Brazil, although that one didn't end well.

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These days car companies out source as much as possible so the assembly process of the vehicle is efficient as possible.
There are 2 sides to that one, and many different approaches. VW is much more vertically integrated than most manufacturers I think.
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What is depressing is if you look a Google Street view of the Highland Park plant and surrounding suburbs, they look like ghettos with many house abandoned, burnt or demolished. This part of Detroit is slowly reverting from city to country.
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