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Carmaux, défournage du coke (1896)

Not Rated | | Short, Documentary | 1896 (France)
Carmaux is in south-central France, near the Tarn River. As a brick of coke, about four feet high and three feet wide, is gradually pushed out of a smelter into a yard, one worker sprays it... See full summary »

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Louis Lumière
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Carmaux is in south-central France, near the Tarn River. As a brick of coke, about four feet high and three feet wide, is gradually pushed out of a smelter into a yard, one worker sprays it with water from a hose while two workers with long metal rakes wait to spread it out. Other workers buzz in and out of the foreground of the stationary camera. Atop the first level of the brick smelter, workers push full carts of coal along a track. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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1896 (France) See more »

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Carmaux-i szén See more »

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19 May 2017 | by He_who_lurksSee all my reviews

This short Lumiere actuality film features a block of coke (some kind of coal) being drawn out of an oven. Workers approach. Some are hosing the block to cool it, and others use long tools to tear the block apart. The subject of this film is lots more interesting than other times and it is pretty interesting watching. Once more it is a moment in time, which makes it worth seeing for anyone. The film can be found in the DVD set called "The Movies Begin: A Treasury of Early Cinema" by Kino.


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