A 1930's era Ford Tri-Motor taxis at the Experimental Aircraft Industry Email List Association AirVenture 2013. 1930's era Ford Tri-Motor. News from Getty Images As a lifelong pacifist, Ford refused to produce arms for either of the world wars, but he did make Industry Email List engines suitable for aircraft, jeeps, and ambulances. Made by the Ford Airplane Company, the Ford Tri-Motor, or "Tin Goose," was the mainstay of the earliest airplane passenger service Industry Email List between the late 1920s and early 1930s. Even though only 199 were ever built, Ford's all-metal construction, 15-passenger capacity planes suited the needs of almost all of the early airlines until newer, larger, and faster planes from Boeing and Douglas became available.
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Archive Photos/Getty Images During World War I, he Industry Email List designed the "Eagle," a submarine chaser powered by a steam turbine. It carried an advanced submarine detection device. Sixty were put into service by 1919, but the costs of development Industry Email List were much higher than original estimates—for one thing, Ford had to excavate canals near his plants to test and transport the new ships. Ford also built hydroelectric plants, eventually Industry Email List constructing 30 of them, including two for the U.S. government: one on the Hudson River near Troy, New York, and one on the Mississippi River at Minneapolis/St.