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WWI, Homefront - Airplane Manufacturing - Handley Page, R2 of 3

Reel Number: H1329-05

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1917,1918

Country: USA

Location: Buffalo,dayton,Detroit,Elizabeth,Michigan,New Jersey,New York,Ohio

TC Begins: 10:42:31

TC Ends: 10:58:43

Duration: 00:16:12

NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk WWI, Homefront - Airplane Manufacturing - Handley Page, R2 Men & women assemble aircraft in factories. Various parts of cockpit & chassis assembled on factory floor. 10:49:02 Wheel assembly put together & added to fuselage. 10:50:04 Flash title: The Liberty motor,heart of the American Eagle which develops one horse power for every two pounds weight, making it the most powerful motor in the world. 10:50:05 MCU of Liberty motor w/ men & women assembling it. Welding / brazing exhaust manifold. 10:51:23 Motor moved into place. Cowling cut, formed. Parts moved thru factory. 10:52:39 Radiator tested for leaks. Gasoline tank measured. Radiator fitted into place; line of planes with sheetmetal covering placed. Dials & wiring fitted into fuselage. 10:54:18 Flash title: Pilot & observer can talk to each other only by special telephone & a wireless set gives communication with the ground. 10:54:19 Men work on aircraft radio equipment & installing it on aircraft. 10:54:50 Propellors & men assembling to glue an laminate them. 10:55:39 Flash title: This profiling machine which in peacetime is used to carve out genuine antiques now makes our propellors at once accurate to one thousandth of an inch. 10:55:40 Man operating profiling machine forming propeller. Grinding & turning on belt-driven lathes. 10:57:11 Flash title: Propellers are finally finished by hand. Shavings as thin as a piece of tissue paper are scraped off to pare them down to accurate gauge. 10:57:12 Men shaving down propellers and inspecting & measuring them w/ gages.. 10:58:17 Flash title: The process of balancing now begins. The blades resting on a knife edge revolve on a hardened steel axle. 10:58:18 MLS of propellers being balanced. 10:58:32 Flash title: The balancing perfect, a breath of air will turn the heavy blades. MCU of propeller blade turning. WW1 Homefront; Military Aviation Industry; 1917; 1918; Airplane Assembly; NOTE: Card sold at per reel rate. Very good. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk

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