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Reel Number: 221144-02
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1942
TC Begins: 08:29:31
TC Ends: 08:45:27
1942 - USA Industrial Film: Nation’s Meat, A Pt. 1 of 2 Industrial Patents Corp. Meat industry montage: livestock market stockyards, transportation, butchers. Cattle, herd of sheep, pigs in pens. Cattle herded across open plain. Meat carcass carried into grocery store. 08:30:45 Woman addresses housewives from stage area w/ built-in kitchen set; points to chart ‘Eat the Right Foods’. CU butcher showing female customer large cut of meat like T-bone steak, poster in BG ‘Meat - A Natural Source of B Vitamins’; counter at store, butcher passes packaged meat to customer; CU trays of meat put on display. 08:31:40 Beef production & supply diagram. Cattle graze on hillsides & open plains, rounded up for market & loaded into railroad cattle cars; cowboys on horseback wave to man on train caboose as steam locomotive pulls away. Cattle sorted at feeder market, some taken on by truck to feed lots. Lambs & pigs also fattened up. 08:35:11 Farmer at desk writing & listens to market report on radio. Diagram showing methods of selling livestock. Chicago stockyard, high shot, men on horseback buying & selling next to pens. Livestock arrive by truck & train, farmers wait in office. Hay wagon makes rounds. Commission men representing feeder farmer negotiates w/ buyer, both on horseback among cattle. Cows into scale house for weighing. 08:40:38 INT abattoir, meat packing plant, sides of beef hang from hooks & inspected, sprayed & wrapped then pulled along ceiling rails into cooler or chiller; government stamp applied after 24hrs. Whole lamb carcasses wrapped. Veal hides left on until just before cloth wrapping added. Pork sides inspected & stamped. 08:43:15 Pork cutting line, sawing hams, joints. Smoke house, professional “ham smeller”; girl wraps hams. Pork loin cut, trimmed & graded. Spare ribs; bacon sides smoked. Continued... Food Processing Industry; Consumer Goods; Hygiene; Freezing plant; Freezer; Oddities; Professions; Meat Packing; NOTE: One continuous minute sold at per reel rate.
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