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Opens with shots of crawler tractors in action. Shows the construction of tractors from drawing office moulding (N.B. women workers) casting ab testing cutting pressing forge assembly with details throughout of gear boxes chain choke etc..Good shot of Fowler factory in Leeds with passing tram. Concludes with 4 furrow and 5 furrow plough bulldozer.

Year of Production: late 40s

Color or Black and White?: B/W

Running Time: 23 mins 40 secs

Shot List

U194

DESCRIPTION :
00:00:00:00-00:05:00:00 vs diesel trawler tractor / earthmover in action pan across engineering factory vs men working at machines high < shot men working in design room vs foundry pattern shop where castings are made for steel and non-ferrous metals vs omen working in foundry where mouldings are made vs heavy casting area where large mouldings are made high < shot showing women making cores using machines high < shot of man using small crushing machine vs pig iron coke and scrap are melted to make metal for casting

00:05:00:00-00:10:00:00 ms man puts on dark glasses for safety vs women working in laboratory vs foundry

00:10:00:00-00:15:00:00 vs foundry and machine shop vs caterpillar track being manufactured

00:15:00:00-00:23:46:00 vs caterpillar track being fitted onto body of bulldozer vs truck / lorry carrying bulldozer and followed by tram advertising Tizer and Melbourne Ales vs bulldozer pulling ploughs / cultivators in heavy soil vs ws farmers ploughing fields and moving earth on construction sites