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Reel Number: 221235-01
Year / Date: 1962
Location: Dearborn,ford river rouge plant,Michigan
TC Begins: 04:00:06
TC Ends: 04:09:28
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1962 - Color, Manufacturing: Rouge, The Pt 1 of 3 04:00:54 Titles over silhouette of River Rouge plant. 04:01:18 Stream thru Michigan countryside, widens into river. Etchings & paintings of early French settlers - still Henry Ford as young man. Ford’s mansion Fairlane on riverbank. Map of Ford’s land in Dearborn. Ford Motor Company River Rouge plant, 1962 views across river & aerial. 04:02:38 Illustrated map of world showing Dearborn’s links to other countries. 04:02:46 Scenes of plant complex: staff bus - Ford vehicle past building w/ sign ‘Safety Is Everybody’s Business’. Workers’ car parking lot outside main building. Railroad & elevated; worker having medical check up; fire truck w/ siren past ‘Safety...’ sign. Large generators in power plant & control room. 04:04:17 Conveyors carrying parts, iron ore unloaded from cargo ships at docks into storage bins. CUs coal & coke samples w/ lab technicians. 04:05:13 Rouge coke ovens: flames & black smoke a coke doused w/ water to prevent coal being over-burned as its pushed into moving rail cars. Pan across three tall blast furnace structures, skips up conveyor. Workers inside smelting iron - liquid iron tapped from furnace into trough & to opening in floor where fed into torpedo-shaped insulated railway cars to move to open hearth furnace. Scrap into furnace; limestone added to molten iron from blast furnace. Steel tapped w/ dynamite, steel into ladle & bags of alloy material are added. Impurities or slag drained off from surface; crane carries ladle of steel to ingot moulds & poured. 04:09:03 Cooled and hardened, then re-heated in soaking pits & ready for converting to sizes for automobile manufacture. 5-ton ingot lifted out of mold ready for shaping. American Automobile Industry; 1960s; Manufacturing; Educational Film; Promotional Film; Documentary; NOTE: Any continuous minute sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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