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Film, Video Girls winding armatures Variant title: Westinghouse works / Copyright title: Girls winding armatures (Westinghouse works) / Title in Biograph photo catalog: Girls winding armature / Variant title from MAVIS: Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1 / Westinghouse works. / Girls winding armatures (Westinghouse works) / Girls winding armature / Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1

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Title

  • Girls winding armatures

Other Title

  • Variant title: Westinghouse works
  • Copyright title: Girls winding armatures (Westinghouse works)
  • Title in Biograph photo catalog: Girls winding armature
  • Variant title from MAVIS: Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1
  • Westinghouse works.
  • Girls winding armatures (Westinghouse works)
  • Girls winding armature
  • Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1

Summary

  • Numerous women sit in rows at machines where they appear to be winding some type of wire and tooling it onto machines. Two young men push spools of this wire down the aisle. Supervisors, male and female, walk down the aisle and observe the women's work, stopping for a while at one woman's station.

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.

Headings

  • -  Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
  • -  Manufacturing processes--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
  • -  Armatures--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
  • -  Electric industry workers--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh
  • -  Factories--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh

Genre

  • Industrial films
  • Actualities (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  H45003 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 28Apr1904; H45003.
  • -  Original main title lacking.
  • -  Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
  • -  Duration: 1:55 at 16 fps.
  • -  Viewing print (16 mm.) on reel with eight other titles.
  • -  Biograph production no. 2870.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 2034) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Filmed April 19, 1904, at the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  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 viewing print renumbered: FEC 2540 to FYA 1217.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel (45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (115 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 115 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 115 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 5896 (viewing print)
  • FYA 1217 (viewing print)
  • FRA 2942 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0050A (paper pos)
  • Box 5136D (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 96522180

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Girls Winding Armatures. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/96522180/.

APA citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1904) Girls Winding Armatures. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96522180/.

MLA citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Girls Winding Armatures. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/96522180/>.