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Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company Plant, Between Joseph Campau & Conant Avenues, Hamtramck, Wayne County, MI

Unloading Dodge auto at Jaffa

Interurban car on Onondago Street, Ames, Iowa

Interurban car on Onondago Street, Ames, Iowa, 1908

Infintry [sic] Brigade, 13th National Army Cantonment, Camp Dodge, Iowa, Oct. 8, 1917

["Semmes Motor Line" outside Hudson and Dodge Brothers Motor Cars], July 1917

Dodge Motor Co. (Semmes Motor Co.) Treasury car

New Dodge autos

Staff in garage of Am. [i.e., American Colony] Colony Buick Dodge Agency

Corner of Grand Hotel showing Am. [i.e., American] Colony stores and Dodge auto business (one of Am. Colony enterprises)

Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company Plant, Between Joseph Campau & Conant Avenues, Hamtramck, Wayne County, MI

3 men with new Dodge auto

Dodge auto

Street scene looking toward store front of Dodge Brothers Motor Cars/Graham Brothers Trucks

Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company Plant, Between Joseph Campau & Conant Avenues, Hamtramck, Wayne County, MI

Colgate & Co. Dodge truck

Woodward & Lothrop Dodge truck

Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company Plant, Between Joseph Campau & Conant Avenues, Hamtramck, Wayne County, MI

Large crate labelled "Dodge Brothers Motor Car"

American Colony store front with "Dodge Brothers Motor Car" awning

New Dodge outside car rental agency

Dodge water car (Semmes Motor Co.)

Auto show at Armory, Louisville, K.Y.

Wagon built on the farm utilizing parts of wrecked Dodge truck. "The team can haul three times as much." Oregon, Kirby (Josephine County)

Wagon built on the farm utilizing parts of wrecked Dodge truck. "The team can haul three times as much." Oregon, Kirby (Josephine County)

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Before Dodge Army trucks are shipped or driven to the various army posts throughout the country where they will be put service, U.S. government inspectors, as shown above, check each unit thoroughly before it goes into the yard

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Piles nearly to the roof and covering a huge area of floor space is the big stock of accessories for army truck engines, such as air cleaners, oil filters, fan belts, and so forth

Down the production line, one after another, come the sturdy, rugged rear axles of Dodge Army trucks in the steady, smooth flowing assembly process. The axles are of the full floating type and are equipped with 14 1/8 inch brake assemblies

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). General view taken from above the cab-trim line in the huge Detroit plant where Dodge Army trucks are made. The camera was pointed toward the main assembly line and shows an overhead sheet metal delivery conveyor and a small portion of the parts stock, such as head lamps, tail lights, and so forth, encased in card-board

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Trucks built for the U.S. Army by Dodge are tested on this ramp to make sure that all of them are able to meet the Army specifications of climbing a sixty percent grade. Brakes are also tested at the same time to make sure of their ability to hold the truck on any part of this tremendously steep incline

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). A veritable forest of power. A huge bank of Army and commercial truck engines, but only a very small portion of the power plants required for one day's production

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Spare wheels and tires by the hundreds for Army trucks are piled up in the Dodge Company's Lynch Road plant, in Detroit. Approximately 250 sets are required for each day's production. This makes a tremendous stock covering a huge arsenal at the plant

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). "Touch-up" men with brushes and spray guns putting the final touches of paint on each Dodge Army truck as it is about to be driven off the assembly line

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Close-up showing men putting stencils in place on the hood of a Dodge Army truck

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Row upon row of wheel hubs and brake drums for Army trucks tower skyward in huge piles at the Dodge company's great truck plant in Detroit

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). In final assembly operation water is put in the radiator, gasoline in the fuel tank, so that each Dodge Army truck leaves the assembly line under its own power

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). A bank of wheels and tires for Dodge Army trucks piled up as they arrive at the plant before the assembling process starts

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Wood workers, too, have their place in building trucks for the U.S. Army. These men are assembling brackets and metal strips to the wood bows that support a ridge pole which extends the entire length of the body and gives added strength and support to the bows

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Women have an important part in defense industry of all kinds today, and the deft fingers of the girl shown above are effectively applied in the assembling of coils and switches for army trucks

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Each Dodge truck that goes into the service of the U.S. Army bears the government serial number stenciled on the hood. In the above picture, men working on the two production lines are putting the stencils in place

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Line-up of U.S. Army trucks at the Dodge Lynch Road plant in Detroit, ready for shipment to Army posts throughout the country

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Army trucks must be capable of getting through, even in the worst possible operating conditions. Above is shown a Dodge Army truck climbing a tremendously steep grade over soft ground that gives the poorest kind of traction

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Special blue drab paint sprayed through the stencil affixes the government serial number of each Dodge Army truck permanently on the sides of the hood where they can be easily seen

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). An attractive young lady operating an ingenious machine contributes her share to defense production. With a specially designed "gun" this girl sprays cement inside a "U" shaped rubber channel into which the glass for the rear window of truck cabs is inserted. The rubber channel makes the window water-tight

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Crating Dodge Army trucks for overseas shipment. The trucks are shipped in lots of two, four or six to a box. When crates contain only two trucks, wheels and tires are included in the box, but where they are shipped in lots of four or more, there are separate boxes for the chassis, cabs, express bodies, wheels and tires, and sheet metal

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Over the top. An Army reconnaissance car which had just climbed a tremendously steep grade on the other side of this hill is here starting its descent down the equally steep grade visible in the picture. Going up and down this hill is a severe test for both driver and vehicle

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). General view of various types of U.S. Army trucks in the large field at the Dodge Lynch Road plant at Detroit, where they are held for various inspections and adjustments before being delivered to the War Department

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). All wiring and appliances in Dodge Army reconnaissance cars are equipped with radio to facilitate operation in the field which are heavily insulated and shielded in every possible way to prevent interference with radio reception in these vehicles

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). A defense worker checking the front axle assembly of a Dodge Army truck just before it moves off the production line

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Defense workers in Detroit assembling the transfer case of Dodge Army truck frame assembly. Power to drive the front wheels of the army trucks is transmitted through the transfer case

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Cab assemblies entering huge rust-proofing ovens. In this process the raw sheet metal of the cabs is treated with various chemicals before any finishing coats are applied. This rust-proofing insures against the spread of rust in cases of accidents which damage the finish of the metal after the trunk has been put into service

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Crating Dodge Army trucks for overseas shipment. The trucks are shipped in lots of two, four or six to a box. When crates contain only two trucks, wheels and tires are included in the box, but where they are shipped in lots of four or more, there are separate boxes for the chassis, cabs, express bodies, wheels and tires, and sheet metal

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Working with a maze of wires and sensitive apparatus, these girls assemble the electrical instruments such as gas gauges, oil gauges, light switches, and so forth, to what is known as the wire "harness" for Dodge Army trucks

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Overhead conveyors eliminate heavy lifting and facilitate rapid production of trucks for the U.S. Army in the Dodge truck plant in Detroit. Shown above are workmen lowering the heavy rear axle of an army truck to its place in the chassis assembly by means of a special overhead carrier

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Second operation in wheel and tire assembly, inserting the locking ring by means of which the tire is secured to the wheel

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). The body of a Dodge Army reconnaissance car being lowered into place on the assembled chassis. Bodies for each of the many types of army trucks are synchronized in production with the chassis for which they are intended and are carried from a distant part of the plant by an overhead tram conveyor and are lowered to the chassis with perfect split second timing

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Tons of tarpaulin are required for covering certain types of Army trucks. Worker above is unpacking tarpaulin, and a very small portion of the huge stock always carried on hand is shown in the background

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Workers who build trucks for the U.S. Army leaving the huge Dodge truck plant in Detroit, one of the largest truck manufacturing establishments in the world, at the end of their eight hour shift

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Here an army ambulance takes a nose dive down the almost perpendicular side of a high and tremendously steep hill which has been erected for the purpose of testing army vehicles

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Detroit workmen assembling the front axle of a Dodge four wheel drive U.S. Army truck. In this operation the front driving axle is put in place and the drive shaft hooked up with the transfer case

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). A veteran factory worker, typical of the many seasoned craftsmen in the automobile industry, busily engaged in handling doors on the cab of an army truck

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Army officers attending the school conducted by the Chrysler Corporation to assist our fighting forces in the job training men to operate the thousands of trucks required by today's streamlined division are given actual practice in driving the trucks in a testing field. Above is an Army officer putting one of these trucks through its paces in a heavy mud wallow which is just one of the many tests to which the driver and vehicle are subjected

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). An expert installs the accessories for the engine of Dodge Army trucks that are specified by Army regulations. With skill and accuracy craftsman shown above attaches oil filters, air cleaners, hoops up spark plug wires and sees that all are properly coordinated and in good working order

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Crews of men operating in pits beneath the assembly line and at floor level carefully check, inspect and adjust virtually every nut and bolt of a Dodge Army truck as it is about to leave the assembly line and be turned over to U.S. Army inspectors

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). First operation in the process of tire and wheel assembly. The workman shown above is putting the tube and flap inside the casing of the type of tire with which all Dodge Army trucks are equipped

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Many rough spots on the metal surface of the truck cab are quickly and effectively smoothed out by means of electrically operated sanders or buffers such as that being operated by the metal finisher at the right. Note the cab doors being delivered to their proper places by the overhead conveyor in the upper background of the picture

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Dropping the power plant of a Dodge Army truck to its place in the chassis assembly. The complete motor, carried on an overhead conveyor, reaches the chassis moving along the assembly line at precisely the right time and place to permit steady production of these urgently needed army vehicles

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). A veritable cascade of sparks fly when the arc welder fuses together toe risers in the front section of a Dodge army truck cab assembly

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Experienced and skilled workers in the Dodge truck plant gun-welding the "strainers" or reinforcements to the top and back panels of Army trucks, to give the full measure of strength and rigidity required in strenuous Army service

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Lines of sheet metal formed into top and back panels for the cabs of Army trucks arrive at the truck plant daily in huge shipments loaded compactly into railroad freight cars. Four carloads are required for an average day's production

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). The radiator, brush guard, and front fender assembly of a Dodge Army truck being lowered into position as the chassis moves steadily along the assembly line

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Line-up of U.S. Army trucks at the Dodge Lynch Road plant in Detroit, ready for shipment to Army posts throughout the country

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). U.S. Army ambulance mounted on a Dodge truck chassis being given final inspection by government experts before it is delivered to the War Department

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). A U.S. government inspector, typical of the alert, sharp-eyed men who make sure that the machines required for the U.S. Army are in perfect condition down to the last detail before they are put into government service

Army truck manufacture (Dodge). Skilled workers with blazing acetylene torches perform many exacting individual welding jobs in the production of cabs for Army trucks. Here a gas welder is working on what is known as the "A" post of an army truck cab

Dodge truck plant, Detroit, Michigan. Dodge worker whose job it is to check shipping crates to see that nothing is omitted

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corportation Dodge truck plant. Workers tighten body and frame bolts quickly and uniformly with modern, automatic wrenches

Dodge truck plant, Detroit, Michigan. Lunch hour

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corporation Dodge truck plant. Plant where crating takes place

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corporation Dodge truck plant. Production supervisor discussing daily production at production meeting

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corporation Dodge truck plant. Dodge truck, securely crated, being loaded on a freight car for export

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corporation Dodge truck plant. Partly loaded freight car showing method of transportation

Chrysler Corporation. Dodge truck plant. Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). War worker checking lubrication as another Dodge army truck nears delivery to the Army

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corporation Dodge truck plant. Row upon row of rugged tires wait to be lifted on to conveyors which deposit them at the right spot on the steadily moving Dodge Army truck production line

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corportation Dodge truck plant. Giant overhead cranes carry bodies for Dodge Army trucks along sections of the vast production lines

Chrysler Corporation. Dodge truck plant. Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Loading Dodge Army trucks on freight cars

Chrysler Corporation. Dodge truck plant. Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Hundreds of Dodge Army trucks awaiting delivery to the Army

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corporation Dodge truck plant. He stopped just long enough to pose for his picture, but immediately afterward, this war worker returned to his job of helping to build Dodge Army trucks

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corportation Dodge truck plant. Wheels are quickly bolted to Dodge Army trucks by automatic wrenches

Chrysler Corporation. Dodge truck plant. Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Dodge Army trucks and ambulances awaiting delivery to the Army

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corporation Dodge truck plant. Men in pits see that every nut and bolt on the undercarriage of every Dodge Army truck is properly adjusted before it leaves the production line

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corporation Dodge truck plant. Spot-welding adds strength and rigidity to the bodies of Dodge Army trucks

Gas station attendant checking ration coupons against license plate of Washington, D.C. Dodge automobile. Sign on sidewalk reads "Today's quota sold"

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corporation Dodge truck plant. Side by side and end to end of Dodge Army trucks, produced daily, stand in the yards waiting for the final touches that make them effective fighting vehicles

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corporation Dodge truck plant. Dodge Army ambulances are here, lined up for delivery to the Army

Dodge truck plant, Detroit, Michigan. Taking apart engine assembly for export

Dodge truck plant, Detroit, Michigan. Lunch hour

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corporation Dodge truck plant. Every corner of the office building has a hard-working employee checking the numerous details of the precise manufacturing operations required in building vehicles for the armed forces

Dodge truck plant, Detroit, Michigan. Worker in export division

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corporation Dodge truck plant. Careful check is kept of every detail of production