River Rouge Plant, Ford Motor Company

River Rouge Plant, Ford Motor Company Dearborn Michigan


Stock #: 464022
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Dearborn
State: Michigan (MI)
County: Wayne
Publisher: Ford Motor Company
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The plant covers 1,100 acres, employs over 55,000 men, and is still growing. Two blast furnaces produce 1,000 to 1,200 tons of pig iron daily, and storage bins hold 2,000,000 tons of ore, coal and limestone. Here is operated the largest foundry in the world, pouring 1,800 tons of castings daily. Coke ovens produce 1,600 tons of coke per day besides more than 500 tons of by-products, such as benzol, ammonium sulphate, tar, oil, etc. Paper Mill production, 15 tons daily. Cement Plant production 1,000 barrels daily. Fifty miles of railroad tracks are within the plant boundaries. The new power plant will have a capacity of 500,000 horsepower. Manufacturing units have a daily production capacity of 10,000 Model "T" Motors, 7,000 Ford bodies, 500 Fordson Tractors and 40,000 square feet of plate glass.
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