• Catalog Record

    Inside an American factory films of the Westinghouse works, 1904 / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Mode of access: World Wide Web. Title from Web page (viewed on June 7, 2002). Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress. "The motion pictures taken of the Westinghouse Works were produced by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company from April 13 to May 16, 1904, and were photographed by ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
  • Welding the big ring /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 28Apr1904; H45002. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:45 (part 1) and 3:27 (part 2) at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A group of men weld one area of a large ring in a fire. They lift the ring, which is hanging horizontally on chains, out ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Casting a guide box, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48415. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:41 (part 1) and 2:55 (part 2) at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A large bucket full of molten material is poured into a large container, possibly a mold, by a group of men using machinery. Some other ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Coil winding machines, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 6May1904; H45401. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:09 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Numerous women stand in rows at winding machines, taking material from large spools behind them. A male supervisor walks down the aisle, checking the work of the women. Biograph catalog no. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse Co. works (casting scene) /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48413. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:06 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC What appear to be molds pass some men by on conveyor belts. The men take them off the belt and dump the contents onto the ground. Other men pick up with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • The Two Worlds of the Pennsylvania Dutch

    The Pennsylvania Dutch culture, which is now over three centuries old and still evolving, is an American hybrid creation put together from Continental Europe, British Isles, and American building blocks in Southeastern Pennsylvania. While this culture is a unit linguistically, and in most other ways, it is divided down the middle by religion. The "two worlds" are those of the "Plain Dutch"--Amish, Mennonites, and ...

    • Contributor: Yoder, Don
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-05-05
  • Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48417. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:19 at 15 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A large group of men are shown performing various tasks in one room at the Westinghouse Air ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Assembling a generator, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 10May1904; H45598. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:18 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A group of men work on various parts of a large generator, assembling the pieces. A crane carries a large piece of the generator over to the rest of the machine, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Panorama view street car motor room /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 2May1904; H45147. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:35 at 15 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A camera moving forward on an overhead crane gives a traveling view of men working on machinery. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Taping coils, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 7May1904; H45461. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:22 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Numerous women stand at several rows of tables where they appear to be wrapping tape around some devices, presumably coils. Male supervisors walk down the aisles, observing the women's work. Biograph ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Testing a rotary, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 7May1904; H45460. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:49 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A small group of men turn on what appears to be a generator. As the rotary spins, the men make adjustments to the machine and check its operations. Biograph catalog no. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2011-09-12.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Gaither, Thomas Walter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-12

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  • Girls winding armatures /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 28Apr1904; H45003. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 1:55 at 16 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Numerous women sit in rows at machines where they appear to be winding some type of wire and tooling it onto machines. Two young men push spools of this wire down ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse Co. works (moulding scene) /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48413. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:32 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Men working in teams carry buckets of molten material and pour the material into what appear to be molds lined up on the ground. Biograph catalog no. 2914; code name (for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • John Elliott Churchville oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011-07-15.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Churchville, John Elliott
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-07-15

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  • Place and the Politics of Belonging

    One of America's greatest ironies is that, although a nation of immigrants, the country also has a longstanding history of ambivalence, and at times hostility, toward its newest arrivals. In the last decade, the increased number of immigrants living in new destinations, those settlements located outside the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, has coincided with an upsurge in local anti-immigrant sentiment.

    • Contributor: Shutika, Debra Lattanzi - Lattanzi Shutika, Debra
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-08-12
  • Panorama exterior Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 2May1904; H45157. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:24 (part 1) and 3:12 (part 2) at 16 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC The view from a moving train shows some of the Westinghouse interests and the surrounding areas. It appears that the film is in two parts ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Billy McComiskey and Brendan Mulvihill with special guests Mick Moloney and Josh Dukes

    videorecording | videorecording ; 25 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: A Concert and Symposium Celebrating Joe Wilson and the NCTA Collection (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - McComiskey, Billy - Mulvihill, Brendan - Moloney, Mick - Dukes, Josh
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • [Lancaster, Pa., high school] /

    Copyright: reg. unknown. All titles lacking. DLC Title and production information from Kleine inventories. Duration: 1:56 at 18 fps. Shows boys and girls going out the door and down the steps of a high school building in Lancaster, Pa. The boys come out first, led by a man, probably a teacher, holding a young boy's hand. The boys wear suits, and a few carry ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panorama of Machine Co. aisle, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48410. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:22 at 15 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A camera on an overhead crane travels down a large, long aisle where men are shown working ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Girls taking time checks, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 6May1904; H45400. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:44 at 14.54 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Almost 200 women file by a device on the wall from which they take their time checks. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • The first sleigh-ride /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Jan1897; 3846. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:22 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This subject taken just after the recent first fall of snow, shows two enthusiastic horsemen indulging in a "brush" with their respective horses and cutters. MAVIS 180350. DLC Filmed December 24, 1896, on River Road in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Testing large turbines, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48411. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:32 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC On the left of the screen, a small group of men lift the top off of what appears to be a turbine with a crane and continue to check the machine, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Steam whistle, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 13May1904; H45952. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 0:38 at 16 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A closeup of the steam whistle blowing at the "Westinghouse works" complex of factories in Pennsylvania, probably at the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. Biograph catalog no. 2898; code name (for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Mining operations, Pennsylvania coal fields /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 23Dec04; H54720. Cameraman, Jamison. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 208. Duration: 2:25 at 16 fps. The film opens on an area covered with snow where the following operations are visible: track laying, and dirt moving by explosion, grader, steam shovel, and steam engine. Filmed December 17, 1904 in Drifton, PA. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904