Unemployed men get work with the inauguration of the new auto project of Ford Company in Dearborn, Michigan, during the Great Depression. Sweeping aerial view of the Ford River Rouge Complex. Henry Ford seen riding his Ford Quadricycle invention on snow covered ground. Workers work in a Ford automobile plant factory and assembly line putting finishing touches on new 8 cylinder sedan. Henry Ford himself inspecting the first one of the new cars during its assembly. A test car of the new 1933 Ford car drives on rutted and rough terrain to show durability and handling.
People visit Ford motor company's rouge plant at Dearborn in Michigan. Steel rolling mill, blooming mill and open hearth furnace buildings are seen. At the plant, workers work on machine to convert molten steel into ingots.
At the blooming mill of Ford company's rouge plant at Dearborn in Michigan the ingots are reheated to be transformed into blooms. Then the steel is rolled into bars at the rolling mill.
At the pressed steel building of Ford Company's rouge plant at Dearborn in Michigan the parts are pressed by machines. At the spring and upset building the largest electric furnace installation is seen.
At the glass plant of Ford Company's rouge plant at Dearborn in Michigan the machines roll out sheets of glass. The plant produces ten million square feet of plate and safety glass in a year.
A blast furnace of Ford company's River Rouge Plant at Dearborn Michigan is seen. Molten iron is produced in the furnaces from iron ore, coke, and limestone. Molten iron is poured from the cast house runners into ladle cars. Some of the molten steel is poured into a 'pig' machine at the world's largest foundry; individual 'pigs' or small ingots of solid iron will be used by other industries. Other molten iron is seen being poured into the hot metal mixer, which rocks continuously to mix the iron from several blast furnace heats. Smokestacks outside the power house and a group of people tours the power house. A bank of coke ovens at the plant are seen, with a charge of incandescent coke being pushed into a quenching car.