Film, Video Steam whistle, Westinghouse works /

Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Bitzer, G. W.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Dates 1904
Location East Pittsburgh
Language English
Subjects East Pittsburgh
Steam Whistles
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
Steam whistle, Westinghouse works /
Other Title
Westinghouse works.
Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1
A closeup of the steam whistle blowing at the "Westinghouse works" complex of factories in Pennsylvania, probably at the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co.
Contributor Names
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904.
Subject Headings
-  Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
-  Steam-whistles--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
-  H45952 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 13May1904; H45952.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
-  Duration: 0:38 at 16 fps.
-  Viewing print (16 mm.) on reel with eight other titles.
-  Biograph production no. 2898.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 2207) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Filmed May 3, 1904, in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  Digital files are on the American Memory exhibit: Inside an American factory. See LC online catalog record no. 2002564464.
-  This film, along with 20 other short films, was selected for the National Film Registry under the title Westinghouse works.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985, p. 358; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995; Biograph photo catalog, v. 6 [MI]; Biograph Co. prod. records [MI]; the Internet movie database WWW site, viewed 10-23-2012; M/B/RS preliminary catalog card.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPE 6849 to FZA 2318.
1 film reel (15 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (38 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (15 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 film reel of 1 (38 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos (copy 2)
Call Number
FLA 5896 (viewing print)
FEC 1519 (viewing print)
FRA 2940 (dupe neg pic)
FZA 2318 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0869N (paper pos)
Box 5674F (paper pos, copy 2)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
westhpp 2207
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
Catalog Record

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