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Tapping a Furnace, Westinghouse Works

SUMMARY A large bucket is lowered into a pit by male workers using machinery. Molten material from a furnace is poured into the bucket using a slide. The bucket, which has flames coming from inside, is lifted up from the pit by a crane. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48416. Original main title lacking. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Filmed May 16, 1904, at the Westinghouse foundries in Trafford City, Pennsylvania, most likely part of the Westinghouse Machine Co. Received: 7/23/04; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection. SUBJECTS Westinghouse Machine Company. Furnaces. 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 2213s1 2213s2 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/westhpp.2213
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