1929 FORD TRI-MOTOR advertisement, early air travel, Ford Airplane, Airport For Sale


1929 FORD TRI-MOTOR advertisement, early air travel, Ford Airplane, Airport

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1929 FORD TRI-MOTOR advertisement, early air travel, Ford Airplane, Airport:
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Selling is an advertisement page for: Ford Motor Company from 1929

This advertisement page is by the Ford Motor Company, makers of the (then) new Ford Tri-motor airplane.

This is an ad about the increases in air travel.

Ad text is:

THE AIR LIMITED... IN 11 SECTIONS

ON TIME! At 5.15, as scheduled, the Chicago air limited appeared high over Detroit, winging at a hundred miles an hour towards the Ford Airport. Following it in close formation were ten additional sections ... eleven tri-motored, all-metal Ford planes, carrying one hundred and eighteen customers of the Gambill Motor Company, Hupmobile distributors of Chicago ....

What would you have thought if you had read this paragraph in a reputable magazine only a few years ago? Pure fiction, of course! Yet this true bit of significant news is no longer startling. For the Stout Air Services have been operating giant Ford planes on passenger flights between Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland on a daily schedule for years. And during 1928 American transport planes flew 10,472,024 miles, carrying 52,934 passengers!

There was an actual increase in passenger traffic of 420% over the preceding year, and over 100% in distance flown!

Perhaps the most important factor in the development and prosperity of America has been the improvement of its transportation facilities. When you view the United States from the air, this fact becomes manifest. For fleets of ships, streaking across the water, converge towards sheltered harbors where cities have become focal points from which railroad lines and trunk highways extend towards other cities. Along these routes of steel and concrete and water, cities have risen, communities flourish, the land is rich with growing crops and grazing herds and the plentiful products of mines and oil wells. But beyond the traveled roads that bind the nation together there is unproductive stillness, a desert emptiness.

You well know what the coming of the railroad meant to inland places. You know what the deepening of river channels and ocean harbors has done for commerce and navigation. Doesn't your imagination spark at the significance of this new form of transportation that can carry passengers and cargo faster than the wind, in safety and comfortable relaxation?

Is it not of the utmost importance to the commerce and industry of the nation that it is already perfectly feasible for a business man to leave New York at the same time his partner leaves Los Angeles, and meet for a conference in Kansas City in a matter of hours rather than of days?

Even while you are reading this, great fleets of Ford tri-motored, all-metal planes are winging across the skies, up and down the Atlantic Coast, up and down the Pacific Coast, from ocean to ocean, from nation to nation, from metropolises to fields of production and back again .... The American people are actually employing the transport plane to speed up the business of the nation!

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

There is an overhear drawing of an airport with 11 Ford Tri-motors lined up. The comments about sections is a carry-over from the railways. When a scheduled passenger train needed more cars than the engines could pull, they used another train (engine and cars). This was called a second section and it would run a little later than the first. This was so the second train would still have the same time-table number (or train name) so it would have proper priority over other trains on the line. I’ve never heard of a train having more than 3 sections.

This ad is full page, approx. 7” x 10”, carefully removed from a 1929 magazine.

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