Format Film, Video
Dates 1904
Location East Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
Language English
Subjects East Pittsburgh
Electric Industry Workers
Factories
Manufactures
Manufacturing Processes
Pennsylvania
Power Hammers
Silent Films
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
Title
Steam hammer, Westinghouse works /
Other Title
westinghouse works.
westinghouse works--paper print collection. compilation reel 2
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904.
Subject Headings
-  Power hammers--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
-  Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
-  Factories--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
-  Electric industry workers--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
-  Manufactures--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
-  Silent films
Notes
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 13May1904; H45953.
-  Original main title lacking. DLC
-  Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
-  Duration: 3:29 at 15 fps.
-  For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC
-  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.
-  Biograph catalog no. 2899.
-  Ref print and dupe neg include a pullback and 1 ft. of black; this printing error has been edited out in production of a digital file. DLC
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  NCN045659; Steam hammer, Westinghouse Works. DLC
-  Filmed May 4, 1904, in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995; Biograph photo catalog, v. 6 [MI]; Biograph Co. prod. records [MI].
-  Received: 2/8/93 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 7/7/92 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 5/13/04; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (197 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (197 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (196 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEC 1622 (ref print)
FPE 7043 (dupe neg)
LC 2206 (paper pos)
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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