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    Title reads: "Power" Photographed and Produced by Morris Motors Cine Dept at Cowley.

    A fairly technical discussion of how engine parts for Morris cars are made.

    VS of water rushing over rocks in stream. Voiceover talks about harnessing power to mans' industry. VS of windmill turning. VS of water mill in action. VS of hydroelectric power stations and dams.

    MS of an engine - cut away shots show the different parts of the engine working.

    VS of molten metal being poured in a mould. Mechanical hammers are used to shape red hot metal into parts for the engine. VS of ingots of metal pressed between rollers. A crankshaft is cleaned of excess metal. More shots as the crank is finished. VS of gear parts are ground on a lathe. Teeth of the gears are cut in different ways. They are then hardened and ground down. Various shots of connecting rods being made. They are started as rough forged items and then finished by various cutting processes. Lots of drilling and cleaning with duplicate jigs. It is then bored to size for the crankshaft bearing.

    VS of metal being cast in a mould. Engine cylinder blocks are cast and drilled. Bearings are bored and reamed. VS of cylinders being bored and rolled. VS of dies for casting of piston heads. The pistons are then cleaned and bored. Multiple drills are used to make holes. A shaving lathe then cuts the piston to shape using a diamond cutting edge. Various parts are rough turned from steel rods using automatic lathes. The parts are then cleaned and polished. VS of screws being made.

    VS of Morris motors machine shops where engines are being assembled for cars, vans etc. Shots of an engine being assembled by technicians. VS of engine being tested on a test bed.

    VS of Morris car being driven through the countryside.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:39:00 / 01:38:12:00
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  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration Trade & Industry
    Morris stuff Nuffield Place Engineering Industry group Documentaries (1976) Documentary warning Long documentary A detailed look
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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