Format Film, Video
Dates 1904
Location East Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
Language English
Subjects East Pittsburgh
Electric Generators
Electric Industry Workers
Factories
Manufactures
Manufacturing Processes
Pennsylvania
Silent Films
Welders (Persons)
Welding
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
Title
Welding the big ring /
Other Title
Welding big ring
welding big ring
westinghouse works.
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904.
Subject Headings
-  Welding
-  Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
-  Welders (Persons)--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
-  Electric generators--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
-  Factories--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
-  Electric industry workers--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
-  Manufactures--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
-  Manufacturing processes--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
-  Silent films
Notes
-  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 of the fire. Four men hammer the hot area on the ring into shape while the remaining men hold the ring. They put the ring into the fire again, take it out, and take it over to a machine which continuously hammers down on that area of the ring. The men then take it away from the machine and hammer it themselves into shape. The ring is presumably a piece of a generator.
-  Biograph catalog no. 2869; code name (for telegraphic orders) Resumons.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  NCN045662; Welding the big ring. DLC
-  Filmed April 18, 1904, at the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. 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.
-  Received: 3/9/93 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 4/28/04; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (349 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 roll (349 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEC 2541 (ref print)
LC 2232 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
westhpp 2232s1 2232s2 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/westhpp.2232
Library of Congress Catalog Number
96522219
http://lccn.loc.gov/96522219


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