A group of men weld one area of a large ring in a fire. They lift the ring, which is hanging horizontally on chains, out of the fire. Four men hammer the hot area on the ring into shape ... See full summary »
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A group of men weld one area of a large ring in a fire. They lift the ring, which is hanging horizontally on chains, out of the fire. Four men hammer the hot area on the ring into shape while the remaining men hold the ring. They put the ring into the fire again, take it out, and take it over to a machine which continuously hammers down on that area of the ring. The men then take it away from the machine and hammer it themselves into shape. The ring is presumably a piece of a generator. Written by Library of Congress

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April 1904 (USA)  »

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One of the more interesting Westinghouse films
2 August 2009 | by (www.2020-movie-reviews.com) – See all my reviews

This is arguably one of the more interesting of the films made at the Westinghouse Foundry in 1904, not only because it shows plenty of action but because, for the most part, we can see and understand what is going on. The camera is also positioned closer to the action here than it was in many of the other films, and it pans to follow the action.

The film basically shows a group of men hammering the weld of a huge ring into shape while it is still red hot. They swing the ring with the help of a crane to an area where four of the men can then begin hammering it with large sledgehammers. They obviously have to work fast and accurately: at one point two of the men stand on the ring hammering the top of it while the other two hammer the edges - one slip and it is quite likely a man on the ground could quite easily shatter the ankle of one of the men standing on the ring. Given the dullness of many of the films in this series, this one is quite interesting and worth a look. You can almost feel the heat and sweat and noise...


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