Jump to navigation
The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Automobile assembly, roll test, at General Motors assembly plant in Fremont, Calif.
Note with image: 'Three cars undergo the 'mechanical roll test' simultaneously at the end of the final assembly line in General Motors' new plant at Fremont, Calif. After each car is positioned on the 'rolls' (four large revolving drums recessed in the plant floor) it is put through a cycle of acceleration, deceleration and braking to check engine, transmission, suspension and brakes for proper operation. Speedometer accuracy is also checked at this point.'
General Motors Corporation
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book
Automobile factoriesAutomobile industry and tradeAssembly-line methodsAutomobiles--TestingAutomobile industry and trade--Employees
1 photographic print : b&w
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Access to this item is provided for educational and research purposes only. The user assumes responsibility for obtaining permission from the copyright holder to publish or distribute this image. If you would like more information, please contact email@example.com