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Steam Hammer, Westinghouse Works

SUMMARY From what appears to be a furnace, a large, glowing block is lifted with the help of a crane over to a table by a group of men. A hammer comes from above and pounds down on the block repeatedly as the men turn the block several times so that it will acquire a certain shape. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 13May1904; H45953. Original main title lacking. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Filmed May 4, 1904, in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Received: 5/13/04; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection. SUBJECTS Power hammers--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company. Factories--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Electric industry workers--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Manufactures--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. 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 2206 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/westhpp.2206
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