Strike situation in Dearborn, Michigan. People demonstrate with boards and placards. A board reads: 'We Want Democracy'. Buildings along the sides of the street. Michigan Police. The CIO workers picket the plant, riot and force a shut down. Several non strikers hurt as they try to enter the factory.
The Soybean Car at Ford Rotunda in Dearborn, Michigan. Automobile parked in front of Ford Rotunda. The car driven around a driveway. The American flag atop Ford Rotunda.
Settlement of strike at an auto plant in Dearborn, Michigan. Idle assembly lines and damaged machinery in the plant. Men read a document and settle the strike. People gather outside the plant. Man watches them from the plant. A man and a woman come out of a building and walk. Cameramen take their photographs.
The Ford Rotunda, destroyed by fire in 1962. Aerial view of The River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan. Facts about the plant superimposed over the pictures of plant in the background. Freighter ' Henry Ford II' passes under drawbridge. View of captain at wheel. Aerial view of plant, buildings and smokestacks. Interior of power plant, generators and central control board. Cranes operators operate crane scoops to unload iron ore from a ship. Coke ovens discharge flaming coke. Clouds of steam arise from the quencher. Cable cars climb to top of the blast furnace. Molten iron flows from bottom of blast furnace. Aerial view of River rouge plant. Interiors of foundry. Workers fill molds with sand. Mold being removed from casting of V-8 engine block. View of mold production lines. Mold assembled and molten metal poured into the mold. Castings removed from the molds. Workers remove rough edged from casting. Engine casting travels on conveyor. Multiple drilling machines in operation. Engine blocks on conveyor move through measuring device.
Worker measures automobile part with a measuring device at the River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan. Milling machine in operation. Crankshafts move on overhead conveyor. Electric camshaft tester in operation. Crankshaft production inside an electric furnace. Test pouring from furnace. Inside a laboratory worker takes steel filings from test pouring, weighs them on micro balance and tests them chemically. Worker watches molten steel pouring into mold. Hot molds move along conveyor. Mold being removed from crankshafts. Crankshafts placed in furnace for heat treatment. Crankshafts on conveyor machined and polished.
Activities at the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan. An aerial view of River Rouge plant. A line moves to open hearth furnaces where different types of steel are made. A rail road locomotive. An open hearth furnace. A huge crane on the tracks place scrap steel into the furnace. Burning charge in the furnace. An overhead crane carries a bucket over the furnace. Molten metal is poured into a mold. A worker takes testing sample from the furnace. He pours it into a small mold. The worker with a protective helmet over his head. The molten metal is poured from the furnace into ingot molds. The worker stirs the contents of the molds. An overhead crane lifts the molds from the cooled ingot. The ingot is moved to an oven called a soaking pit.