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Season 01, Episode 01 Assembling a Generator, Westinghouse Works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Assembling a Generator, Westinghouse Works Jan 1, 1904 On the first episode of this film, a group of men work on various parts of a large generator, assembling the pieces. A crane carries a large piece of the generator over to the rest of the machine, and the men guide it down to construct it. The crane brings two other pieces to the machine and lays them down where they belong.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Assembling and testing turbines, Westinghouse works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Assembling and testing turbines, Westinghouse works Jan 1, 1904 During the second track we see a working turbine. Two men check the running of various parts. A third man is seen walking through a few times, once stopping to look at one of the men's notes. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:02:45, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Casting a guide box, Westinghouse works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Casting a guide box, Westinghouse works Jan 1, 1904 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.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Coil winding machines, Westinghouse works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Coil winding machines, Westinghouse works Jan 1, 1904 Numerous women stand in rows at winding machines, taking material from large spools behind them. A male supervisor walks down the aisle, checking the work of the women. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:02:03, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Coil winding section E, Westinghouse works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Coil winding section E, Westinghouse works Jan 1, 1904 This film shows rows of women at tables with winding machines. They wind using material from spools behind them and put the finished products on the table in front of them. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:02:28, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Girls taking time checks, Westinghouse works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Girls taking time checks, Westinghouse works Jan 1, 1904 During this clip, almost 200 women file by a device on the wall from which they take their time checks. A man runs halfway across the screen at the end of the film. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:02:28, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Girls winding armatures

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Jan 1, 2014
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Girls winding armatures Jan 1, 2014 Numerous women sit in rows at machines where they appear to be winding some type of wire and tooling it onto machines. Two young men push spools of this wire down the aisle. Supervisors, male and female, walk down the aisle and observe the women's work, stopping for a while at one woman's station.

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Season 01, Episode 08 Panorama exterior, Westinghouse works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Panorama exterior, Westinghouse works Jan 1, 1904 The view from a moving train shows some of the Westinghouse interests and the surrounding areas. The first part of the film shows the Turtle Creek train station followed by buildings, homes, train yards, and industrial buildings, possibly the Westinghouse Air Brake Company. It passes by another station which appears to be Pitcairn. The second part of the film shows the Westinghouse Machine Co.

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Season 01, Episode 09 Panorama of Machine Co. aisle, Westinghouse works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Panorama of Machine Co. aisle, Westinghouse works Jan 1, 1904 A camera on an overhead crane travels down a large, long aisle where men are shown working on large machinery on either side. Carts carrying equipment are shown traveling on rails down the aisles. There are also men walking in the aisles. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:03:17, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.

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Season 01, Episode 10 Panorama view street car motor room

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Jan 1, 1904
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Panorama view street car motor room Jan 1, 1904 A camera moving forward on an overhead crane gives a traveling view of men working on machinery. Carts carrying parts and pieces of machinery pass by on rails; cranes lift machinery; and men perform their various duties, including hammering objects. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:02:34, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.

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Season 01, Episode 11 Panoramic view aisle B, Westinghouse works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Panoramic view aisle B, Westinghouse works Jan 1, 1904 Filmed using a camera on an overhead crane, a traveling view of a large, long aisle is shown. Men are busy performing various tasks on machinery, probably generators. Other men are walking down the aisle in all directions, and carts carrying items come and go. The film ends when the camera reaches the end of the aisle where windows and a large opening are.

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Season 01, Episode 12 Steam hammer, Westinghouse works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Steam hammer, Westinghouse works Jan 1, 1904 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.

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Season 01, Episode 13 Steam whistle, Westinghouse works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Steam whistle, Westinghouse works Jan 1, 1904 A closeup of the steam whistle blowing at the "Westinghouse works" complex of factories in Pennsylvania, probably at the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:02:34, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.

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Season 01, Episode 14 Taping coils, Westinghouse works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Taping coils, Westinghouse works Jan 1, 1904 A closeup of the steam whistle blowing at the "Westinghouse works" complex of factories in Pennsylvania, probably at the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:02:15, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.

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Season 01, Episode 15 Tapping a furnace, Westinghouse works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Tapping a furnace, Westinghouse works Jan 1, 1904 This newsreel shows men using machinery to lower a large bucket into a pit. Molten material from a furnace is poured into the bucket using a slide. The bucket, which has flames coming from side, is lifted up from the pit by a crane. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:05:01, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.

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Season 01, Episode 16 Testing a rotary, Westinghouse works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Testing a rotary, Westinghouse works Jan 1, 1904 A small group of men turn on what appears to be a generator. As the rotary spins, the men make adjustments to the machine and check its operations. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:02:43, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.

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Season 01, Episode 17 Testing large Turbines, Westinghouse works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Testing large Turbines, Westinghouse works Jan 1, 1904 On the left of the screen, a small group of men lift the top off of what appears to be a turbine with a crane and continue to check the machine, tightening various parts with wrenches. On the right side, a few men appear to be testing the workings of what may be a turbine.

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Season 01, Episode 18 Welding the big ring

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Jan 1, 1904
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Welding the big ring Jan 1, 1904 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.

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Season 01, Episode 19 Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse Co. works (casting scene)

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Jan 1, 1904
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Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse Co. works (casting scene) Jan 1, 1904 What appear to be molds pass by some men on conveyor belts. The men take them off the belt and dump the contents onto the ground. Other men pick up with tongs the parts that have been dumped onto the ground and put them on a pile in the foreground. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:02:56, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.

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Season 01, Episode 20 Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse Co. works (moulding scene)

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Jan 1, 1904
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Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse Co. works (moulding scene) Jan 1, 1904 Men working in teams carry buckets of molten material and pour the material into what appear to be molds lined up on the ground. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:03:20, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.

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Season 01, Episode 21 Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse works

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Jan 1, 1904
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Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse works Jan 1, 1904 A large group of men are shown performing various tasks in one room at the Westinghouse Air Brake Co. On one side, men are shown pouring. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:03:16, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.

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