Several stages in production of V8-engine blocks at the River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan.
Dearborn Michigan USA Date:1941 Duration:8 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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