Film, Video Steam hammer, Westinghouse works /

Format Film, Video
Dates 1904
Location East Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
Language English
Subjects East Pittsburgh
Electric Industry Workers
Factories
Manufacturing Processes
Pennsylvania
Power Hammers
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
Title
Steam hammer, Westinghouse works /
Other Title
Westinghouse works.
Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 2
westinghouse works.
westinghouse works--paper print collection. compilation reel 2
Summary
From what appears to be a furnace, a large, glowing block is lifted with the help of a crane over to a table by a group of men. A hammer comes from above and pounds down on the block repeatedly as the men turn the block several times so that it will acquire a certain shape.
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904.
Subject Headings
-  Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
-  Manufacturing processes--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
-  Power hammers--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
-  Electric industry workers--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
-  Factories--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
Notes
-  H45953 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 13May1904; H45953.
-  The first edition of Early motion pictures, 1967, p. 164, incorrectly lists the copyright registration number as H45053.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
-  Duration: 3:29 at 15 fps.
-  Viewing print (16 mm.) on reel with ten other titles.
-  Viewing print and dupe neg pic (35 mm.) include a pullback and 1 ft. of black; this printing error has been edited out in production of a digital file.
-  Biograph production no. 2899.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 2206) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Filmed May 4, 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 7043 to FZA 2308.
Medium
1 film reel (80 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (197 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (80 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 film reel of 1 (197 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 200 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 200 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos (copy 2)
Call Number
FLA 5897 (viewing print)
FEC 1622 (viewing print)
FRA 2937 (dupe neg pic)
FZA 2308 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0876A (paper pos)
Box 5699D (paper pos, copy 2)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
westhpp 2206 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/westhpp.2206
Library of Congress Catalog Number
96521990
http://lccn.loc.gov/96521990


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