DeSoto automobile bodies on conveyors, DeSoto factory
View of DeSoto automobile bodies on conveyors at the DeSoto Warren Avenue Body plant. Label on back: "The new body-building operation installed in DeSoto's Warren Avenue plant contains nearly 8 miles of conveyors. This section of the plant is known as 'Grand Central Station.' Here the bodies automatically weave and criss-cross on a bewildering maze of conveyors, all without any apparent human direction. Bodies on the conveyors are carried either through the air or along the floor, whichever best suits a particular operation. Perfect synchronization of the upper and lower conveyors permits the transfer of bodies from one to the other without human effort." Handwritten on back: "Factories--DeSoto."
- Resource ID:
- DeSoto automobile
- Conveying machinery
- Automobile factories--Michigan--Detroit
- Chrysler Corporation. DeSoto Division
- Photographic prints
- 1 photographic print ; 8 x 10 in.
- National Automotive History Collection
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