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  • Short Summary

    A new "steel shop" at a vast Soviet steel works, various shots of furnaces, intense fires and workers handling molten pig iron.

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    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Russia, USSR / Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

    Various shots of Orsk-Khalilovo Metallurgical Works, where a new Bessemer steel shop began operation on New Year' Eve 1956. Pan across industrial landscape with smoke billowing from chimneys. Large rail freight trucks move off. A group of men, possibly engineers or scientists looking at intense fire through protective glasses. A worker stands back from the intense fire, possibly from molten metal. CU Fire. Two observers. A worker shifts molten metal. CU Molten metal being poured out. Workers close to a furnace.

    Note: Date on original record reads: January 1957. Notes describe how the liquid Bessemer pig iron is delivered from the blast furnaces. In the converters the iron is blown through by an air blast which frees it of unnecessary admixtures. "The Bessemer shop will be turning out a million tons a year of a semi-product which is used to obtain special kinds of steel."

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:42:00 / 01:45:29:00
    UN 2927 F

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