Watch as an Automaker Crushes and Meltís Down Cars Including Model "T" Fords

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Watch as an Automaker Crushes and Meltís Down Cars Including Model "T" Fords
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Greenlees on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 07:07 am:



We found rare news clip footage showing an automaker recycling 600 scrap cars a day in the early 1930s.
In the one-minute film you will see cars semi stripped, crushed and then pushed into the furnace to start
the cycle all over again. View @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=122482


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Greenlees on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 07:08 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison_Rice Minnesota on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 07:24 am:

Lots of noise, no video.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank van Ekeren (Australia) on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 07:27 am:

Works OK at this end of the world!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Greenlees on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 07:32 am:

"Lots of noise, no video."

Mike try a differnet browser, it seems to be working OK for everyone else.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:15 am:

I think this is Ford's famous "dis" assembly line that was created largely to deal with the problem of disposing of dealer trade-ins. I have a first-edition Ford book from 1930 that presents it in some detail.

I believe that the "wooden crates into floor boards" idea may actually have arisen from this. In detailing the recycling process, scrutinizing the myriad ways in which 99% of the derelict auto was put to good (re)use, the book states that "Floorboards are sent to the carpentry shop to be made into shipping crates."

So maybe it's not "crates into floor boards" but the opposite that is actually true and documented.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Richard Bennett on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:29 am:

R.V., do you think maybee Ford was into an early case of 'greenwashing'. I would like to see the way the floorboards were cut longer to make the shipping crates in which the model Ts came to Australia.
I suppose somebody in the publicity department thought it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Sceptically yours,

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:35 am:

Sad to see now, but at the time, the workers and passerby would probably shed as many tears as you would seeing a worn out 1980s jap car being crushed at the local scrap yard today.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:39 am:

Allan, Ford had the Linderman automatic dovetail glue jointing machine to lengthen short wood pieces. Nothing was wasted at Fords shops.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/233010.html?1314939430

Though I doubt they used floorboard wood scrap for the large shipping crates they sent whole autos in, they needed lots of smaller crates for internal shipping in and between Ford branches.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dare - Just a little South West . on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 01:23 pm:

wow that crusher press looks a bit dodgy when in comes down.


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