Film, Video Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse works /

Format Film, Video
Dates 1904
Location Pennsylvania
Wilmerding
Language English
Subjects Factories
Founding
Foundry Workers
Manufacturing Processes
Pennsylvania
Westinghouse Air Brake Company
Westinghouse Air Brake
Wilmerding
Title
Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse works /
Other Title
Westinghouse works.
Westinghouse Air-Brake Company
Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 2
westinghouse works.
westinghouse air-brake company
westinghouse works--paper print collection. compilation reel 2
Summary
A large group of men are shown performing various tasks in one room at the Westinghouse Air Brake Co. On one side, men are shown pouring a hot liquid into molds on the floor. A conveyor belt delivers items which are then taken off the belt by a man. Men on the other side of the screen appear to be lifting items out of what could possibly be a furnace and putting them on tables. It appears that the men in this room are casting machinery from molds.
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904.
Subject Headings
-  Westinghouse Air Brake Company
-  Manufacturing processes--Pennsylvania--Wilmerding
-  Westinghouse air-brake
-  Founding--Pennsylvania--Wilmerding
-  Foundry workers--Pennsylvania--Wilmerding
-  Factories--Pennsylvania--Wilmerding
Notes
-  H48417 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48417.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
-  Duration: 3:19 at 15 fps.
-  Viewing print (16 mm.) on reel with ten other titles.
-  Biograph production no. 2908.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 2235) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Filmed May 9, 1904, in Wilmerding, 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 8575 to FZA 0503.
Medium
1 film reel (75 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (187 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (75 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 film reel of 1 (187 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 190 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 190 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos (copy 2)
Call Number
FLA 5897 (viewing print)
FEC 2548 (viewing print)
FRA 2936 (dupe neg pic)
FZA 0503 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0736B (paper pos)
Box 5693D (paper pos, copy 2)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
westhpp 2235 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/westhpp.2235
Library of Congress Catalog Number
96522176
http://lccn.loc.gov/96522176


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