• Short Summary

    Excellent story about how tyres for the wheels of locomotives work.

  • Description

    Good educational film about the making of tyres for the wheels of steam locomotives, Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

    Full titles read: "THE ART OF GETTING TYRED ! by a Loco"

    L/S's of numerous train wheels stacked on top of each other outside factory. L/S and M/S of workman working on a large wheel as it is rotated by machine the narrator says that "very minute measurements are essential to ensure accuracy in the fit.'

    L/S of wheels being lifted through the air by a device inside the factory. M/S of workman measuring the diameter of a wheel. L/S of the tyre being placed in a "unique gas furnace, which heats it equally all round and expands it." M/S of one of the gas furnace burners being attached to the wheel.

    L/S of the wheel being lowered down into the tyre "which begins to shrink as soon as the gas burners are extinguished and grips the wheel in a relentless vice like clutch. L/S of the completed wheel being lifted away. Good C/U of the wheels and pistons starting to gather speed as a steam locomotive moves away from a station.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:55:00 / 01:43:10:00
    PT 146

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