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Casting a Guide Box, Westinghouse Works

SUMMARY A large bucket full of molten material is poured into a large container, possibly a mold, by a group of men using machinery. Some other men stoke the fire under the container. When finished pouring, the men lift the bucket up from the container and take it away on a crane. Two men put prods down repeatedly into the container, while others lay covers on top of it. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48415. Original main title lacking. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Filmed May 14, 1905, at the Westinghouse foundries in Trafford City, Pennsylvania, most likely part of the Westinghouse Machine Company. Received: 7/23/04; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection. SUBJECTS Westinghouse Machine Company. Founding. Foundries--Pennsylvania--Trafford. Foundry workers--Pennsylvania--Trafford. Manufactures--Pennsylvania--Trafford. Manufacturing processes--Pennsylvania--Trafford. Silent films. Actuality--Short. Industrial--Short. RELATED NAMES Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID westhpp 1974s1 1974s2
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