The Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour for the Edsel B Ford Trophy at Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. A map depicts the path to be followed by the aircraft through 11 cities, during the Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour for the Edsel B Ford Trophy, taking off at the Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. Several people gathered on the airfield at night. Fireworks in the sky at Dearborn airfield. Radio airplane flights featured at the airfield.
Large group of spectators gathers at Ford airport, Dearborn, Michigan. A Ford-Stout 2-AT passenger and mail transport aircraft ,one of several having the name, "Maiden Dearborn" , which is written on its tail along with: "Ford Airport of Michigan." The Ford logo is painted on its fuselage, as is "U.S. Mail." The field is snow covered. Aircraft taxis out with"assistance" from well-meaning spectators who push on the empennage as the plane moves. The airplane taxis to end of field and takes off.
Testing of U.S. buzz bombs at Dearborn, Michigan. U.S. buzz bombs, duplicates of German V-1 bombs, being produced and fuselage is assembled at Toledo, Ohio. Jet engines are assembled at Dearborn, Michigan. Raymond Blough and Henry Ford II watch the operations. A static test of jet engine of U.S. buzz bombs. Fly-bys of U.S. buzz bombs.
A film on the Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour for the Edsel B Ford Trophy, at Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. Several aircraft parked in a row on the airfield during the Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour for the Edsel B Ford Trophy, at the Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. 'Ford' written on the aircraft. A Ford arrives and is parked beside another vehicle. A few men beside the vehicle. Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and another man beside the Ford. Henry Ford and U.S. Senator Couzens walk to an aircraft. The men stand beside the tail of a Ford aircraft and talk. Number '4' written on the tail of the aircraft. 'Ford Airport' written on top of the entrance to one of the airport buildings. The men stand and talk under one of the wings of a Ford Trimotor.
A film on the Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour for the Edsel B Ford Trophy at Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. Edsel B Ford, President of the Ford Motor Company, and R W Schroeder, former holder of World's Altitude Record, during the Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour for the Edsel B Ford Trophy, at the Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. Edsel Ford, the official starter, with Schroeder beside a vehicle. Schroeder holding the white flag. Edsel Ford holding the white flag stands with the official staff of judges on the airfield. Several men on the airfield. Edsel Ford standing with a few men waves the flag. People moving about on the airfield. Edsel Ford standing with several men flags off an aircraft. The aircraft piloted by Walter Beech takes off. Edsel Ford flags off another aircraft piloted by Fred Melchoir and the aircraft has 'Junkers' written on it. A biplane prepares to take off from the airfield. Number '14' written on the biplane. Edsel Ford flags off the biplane. The biplane piloted by John Stauffer takes off. Another aircraft piloted by Earl Rowland is flagged off. Men beside the aircraft. Edsel Ford flags off an aircraft. 'Fokker' written on the aircraft. The Fokker aircraft piloted by E.P.Lott takes off from the airfield. A biplane piloted by Casey Jones is flagged off. Men beside the biplane. Edsel Ford flags off an aircraft piloted by Cy. Caldwell. A few men beside Edsel Ford. An aircraft piloted by L.B.Richardson is flagged off from the airfield. A Ford all-metal aircraft piloted by Edward G.Hamilton flagged off. The aircraft takes off from the airfield. A biplane piloted by E.A.Goff Jr. flagged off. Another biplane piloted by W.J.Addems flagged off. Several men on the airfield watch the aircraft taking off.
Henry Ford works on historical preservation project. McGuffey readers are seen. Sketch of Ford family farm in Springwells, Michigan. View of homestead at the farm, that Ford restores. He examines the farm's steam engine. The historic Wayside Inn, in Sudbury, Massachusetts, which Ford purchased to construct a community of historic buildings. View of the restored Botsford Inn,Detroit, Michigan, that Ford bought in 1924.View of Eagle Tavern, in Clinton, Michigan,before,and,after its purchase and restoration by Henry Ford. Concerned about need for additional buildings to house artifacts, Henry Ford consulting with Detroit architect,Robert O. Derrick (with mustache) and two other men. Derrick's plan for the Henry Ford museum is unrolled. It borrows from Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the old City Hall in Philadelphia.Views of the Clock Tower and museum, as completed in 1929. A pictorial map of the Edison Institute Museum and Historical Greenfield Village, in Dearborn, Michigan. View of construction begun in 1927. Thomas A. Edison laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, that Ford acquired for Greenfield Village. On a windy September 17, 1928, Thomas A. Edison steps from a car, and pauses before entering the doorway of his restored laboratory, in Greenfield Village. Henry and Mrs.Ford step from their car to quickly join him in the building.Edsel Ford and his wife, also follow. Inside the building, Edison officially open the site by starting a steam engine in the laboratory. Ford and Edison converse (Ford speaking close to Edison's ear, because he is hard of hearing). Later, Edison, in a cornerstone ceremony, imbeds, a shovel contributed by Luther Burbank, and then writes in cement of the cornerstone.Newspapers show coverage of the formal dedication of the museum and Greenfield village, October 21, 1929. Workers rushing the Village toward completion for that event. The Smithcreek Railroad depot is moved to the Village. Workers preparing installation of the depot.