Where The First Fords And Model Ts Were Really Built

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Rogers - South of the Adirondacks on Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:41 pm:

Not a revelation but I find it interesting because there is always a lot of discussion about the Ford assembly plants. This photo is post Model T production but this is where the early cars were actually made. I guess it was quite the facility back in the day...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Thomas Mullin on Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 11:55 pm:

I believe parts for the early cars were made in the Dodge Brothers facility in the Boydell Building in downtown Detroit, corner of Beaubien and Lafayette. The building is still there, across the street from the Greektown Casino. Dodge Main (the initial building) was built in 1910 to supply Ford. In November, 1914, they produced the first Dodge Brothers automobile here. More at http://www.dodgemotorcar.com/factories/hamtramck/index.php


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Rogers - South of the Adirondacks on Friday, August 11, 2017 - 07:35 am:

I've been looking into the factories that Ford used to source parts back in the day.

Just discovered that the original Holley Brothers factory was nearby my hometown:

1895: Original Holley Carburetor Factory Part of the Bovaird and Seyfang Building 24-34 Davis St. Bradford, PA


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Friday, August 11, 2017 - 08:45 am:

{Quite the facility back in the day} Tim,Ford put out a book called [The Ford Industries] but if you were to read say the 1926 copy you would be AMAZED!!! Seeing as The Dodge Bros were in business with a machine shop and foundry to supply Ford and others,Where was that building??


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Friday, August 11, 2017 - 08:52 am:

{Quite the facility back in the day} Tim,Ford put out a book called [The Ford Industries] but if you were to read say the 1926 copy you would be AMAZED!!! Seeing as The Dodge Bros were in business with a machine shop and foundry to supply Ford and others,Where was that building??


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Rogers - South of the Adirondacks on Friday, August 11, 2017 - 09:07 am:

I'm sure a few parts came out of thus building...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Friday, August 11, 2017 - 09:12 am:

Sorry,i'll try to only post this once but very close to the Ford Piquette Plant there was a Fisher Body Plant.I can"t say for sure the bodies are Fisher,but in Tin Lizzie by Stern there is a picture of bodies delivered to Ford by horse drawn wagon.The bodies probably went to Highland Park??


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Miller, mostly in Dearborn on Friday, August 11, 2017 - 09:16 am:

Here's a Dodge factory Youtube circa 1917:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adOwfoJNJAw


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Rogers - South of the Adirondacks on Friday, August 11, 2017 - 09:40 am:

Tom, great video.

The sounds of drop forging was common all through the rust belt in the past.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:29 am:

Actually it's very sad to see what once was a thriving nation with jobs in almost every town refered to as the rust belt!! Actually because i'm old enough to remember means little as the old are pushed aside by those rushing to the dollar store and horriable fright!! I think history will teach us we get what we pay for!


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