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  • Short Summary

    Footage of a foundry which produces steel - various processes are illustrated.

  • Description

    M/S of two men in a foundry working with a container of red hot liquid metal.

    The metal is poured into moulds. L/S of some of the workers putting other pieces of metal into a mould. M/S of man standing by a control panel which has several dials. He presses a switch. Various shots of manufacturing process. Man moves control gauges. Molten steel is poured from a container. Intertitle remarks on the modern, time saving and clean new style furnace. Various shots of the men at work.

    "Stainless iron, too, is now being heated up for forging in furnaces fired by powdered coal...one of the Coal Industry's answers to oil..." A large lump of red hot iron is moved from a furnace by large chains. C/U of the iron being squeezed in a vice. "And they can cut the metal just like putty." Metal cutter is forced through the hot metal. "...Now, it's thinner...(this beats dieting!)" Two men feed the iron bar through a press, C/U of the bar being squashed.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 516.

    Safety print only.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    930.18
    Media URN:
    16616
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1928
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:09:00 / 02:00:52:00
    Canister:
    EP 129

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