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Welding the Big Ring

SUMMARY 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. OTHER TITLES Title in Biograph photo catalog, v. 6 [MI] and Biograph Co. prod. records [MI]: Welding big ring CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 28Apr1904; H45002. Original main title lacking. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Filmed April 18, 1904, at the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Received: 4/28/04; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection. SUBJECTS Welding. Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company. Welders (Persons)--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Electric generators--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Factories--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Electric industry workers--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Manufactures--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Manufacturing processes--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 2232s1 2232s2 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/westhpp.2232
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