It's difficult to believe the makers of this film intended it to be shown in isolation as it is less than one minute long and shows only the steam whistle at the Westinghouse Works Manufacturing Compnay blowing. The fact that, this being 1904, the film is completely silent doesn't really add to enjoyment of the film.
There were quite a lot of films like this in the early years of the 20th Century. Billy Bitzer made many of them, as he did here, before eventually teaming up with D.W. Griffith when films had finally begun to grow comfortable with telling a story.
This is no classic, then, but, taken in context, it provides an acceptable example of the essentially working class nature of many of the films produced when cinema was in its infancy.
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