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Shipping

Shipping (1910-1919)

Footage of shipyards and large ships.

LOAD BEING LIFTED

Load Being Lifted (1910-1920)

Scrap metal lifted by large magnet.

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION COMPILATION reel 1

Russian Revolution Compilation Reel 1 (1910-1919)

Various material featuring events before, during and...

PONTOON BRIDGES

Pontoon Bridges (1914-1918)

Australian Anzacs build bridges over the River Nile in Egypt.

CRANE AT WORK

Crane At Work (1914-1918)

Crane lifting long flat piece of metal with holes in it.

NEW BRITISH INDUSTRY - HANWORTHY, DORSET

New British Industry - Hanworthy, Dorset (1914-1918)

Construction of concrete oil tankers in Hanworthy,...

HMS BRITANNIC

HMS Britannic (1914)

White Star passenger liner HMS Britannic under construction at Belfast shipyard.

BRITANNIC

Britannic (1914)

Item showing new funnel for SS Britannic.

LAUNCH OF HMHS BRITANNIC

Launch Of Hmhs Britannic (1914-1918)

Launching of SS Britannic at Belfast.

RIVETING

Riveting (1918)

Workers riveting a large pipe.

HIGH LIFERS

High Lifers (1920-1929)

Men who work very high in the air are featured - on towers and scaffolding.

SHIP BUILDING

Ship Building (1920-1929)

Footage of large cranes in shipyards.

GOTHENBURG EXHIBITION

Gothenburg Exhibition (1920-1929)

Construction work in Gothenburg, Sweden.

LAKEHURST ZRI AIRSHIP

Lakehurst Zri Airship (1920-1929)

Footage of the Lakehurst ZRI airship.

A BIG LIFT

A Big Lift (1920-1929)

Floating crane at Ipswich Docks lifts lock gate for inspection.

SHEFFIELD CAVALCADE

Sheffield Cavalcade (1920-1929)

Enormous car factory being built at Sheffield - good footage of cars on...

RAILROAD WORK

Railroad Work (1920-1929)

Construction on railway track.

SHIPBUILDING

Shipbuilding (1920-1930)

Item showing ship and launcher being built.

 STALIN  record a - reel 1

Stalin Record A - Reel 1 (1920-1939)

Various Stalin material gathered from various sources - some "UN"...

JERUSALEM

Jerusalem (1920-1939)

Life in Jerusalem - religion, leisure, work, housing, agriculture etc.

A NOVEL DREDGER

A Novel Dredger (1922)

"Modern" dredger is shown in action.

THE STORY OF A BRICK

The Story Of A Brick (1923)

Processes involved in making bricks are shown.

A TALL STORY

A Tall Story (1923)

Large wireless mast in the United States of America under construction.

BRITISH GUIANA - THE COUNTRY AND ITS INDUSTRIES reel 6

British Guiana - The Country And Its Industries Reel 6 (1924)

Long documentary about life in...

ROAD REPAIRS

Road Repairs (1925)

Men lay bricks - very short segment of film.

WEMBLEY EXHIBITION reel 4

Wembley Exhibition Reel 4 (1925)

Great footage of the Wembley Exhibition of 1925.

THE TOWER - A GOOLE, YORKSHIRE STUDY

The Tower - A Goole, Yorkshire Study (1926)

An enormous water tower in Goole is featured - under...

BUILDING THE BOULEVARD HAUSSMANN - PARIS 1926

Building The Boulevard Haussmann - Paris 1926 (1926)

The Boulevard Haussmann under construction in...

LAYING PIPES & DRAINS - GERMANS

Laying Pipes & Drains - Germans (1927)

Trenches are dug and large pipes lowered - a dog helps with...

 GESTETNER WORKS

Gestetner Works (1927)

Good documentary showing work in the Gestetner factory in Tottenham. c. 1927

DAM INSPECTION

Dam Inspection (1928-1932)

British army inspectors walk around construction site of Aswan Dam on River Nile.

THE HARBOUR

The Harbour (1930)

Educational film showing the building of a harbour on the Gold Coast of West Africa.

Putting The Funnel On - 1930's

Putting The Funnel On - 1930's (1930-1939)

Ship building footage.

THE ROOSEVELT STORY Reels 3 & 4 spliced

The Roosevelt Story Reels 3 & 4 Spliced (1930-1949)

Biopic of the American President - lots of good...

THE ROAD TESTER

The Road Tester (1931)

Man measures gradients of hills, road cambers, mileage, bridge heights etc.

BOOM

Boom (1931)

Footage of the side of a rock face being dynamited in a quarry.

TAKEN FOR A RIDE

Taken For A Ride (1931)

A journey over the George Washington Bridge in New York.

STEEL MEN

Steel Men (1931)

Good footage of men at work on construction site at Marble Arch, London.

THE BIG THINGS IN LIFE!

The Big Things In Life! (1931)

An ocean liner is painted or repaired. A large earth mover is featured.

IN AND AROUND COLOMBO

In And Around Colombo (1931)

Travelogue - street scenes, traffic, men at work, washing in a river, rice...

THE BIGGEST DAM IN CALIFORNIA

The Biggest Dam In California (1931)

Construction of a massive dam in the United States.

BRIDGES WHILE YOU WAIT

Bridges While You Wait (1931)

A floating bridge is constructed by American soldiers - fast motion used...

THE ROAD IN THE SKY

The Road In The Sky (1931)

Men work on road construction - motorway to connect Austria to Munich high in...

MEN OF THE UNDERWORLD

Men Of The Underworld (1931)

The New York subway under construction - nice shots of men going...

GO TO THE FAIR!

Go To The Fair! (1932)

Workmen gathered together before continuing preparations for British Industries'...

THE PRINCE OF WALES

The Prince Of Wales (1932)

The Prince of Wales looks over new excavation machinery at British Industries...

REAL

Real "Hustling" (1932)

Good shots of the building of the Olympic Village for the 1932 Los Angeles Games.

IL DUCE'S CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT

Il Duce's Crowning Achievement (1932)

Mussolini looks over the creation of a new city in Italy's...

SOME TUNNEL!

Some Tunnel! (1932)

King Albert of Belgium visits the site of a new tunnel under the Scheldt waterway.

THE MAN AND THE MACHINE on the sleeve as THE MAN THE MACHINER

The Man And The Machine On The Sleeve As The Man The Machiner (1932)

Good footage of machinery...