Hercules Powder Company (sponsor), Pathescope Productions (production company)
Depicts the making of nitrocellulose. The Hercules Powder Company cotton purification plant at Hopewell, Virginia and the Hercules Powder Company plant at Parlin, New Jersey is depicted. Includes title cards.
Film explains and depicts the uses of dynamite for lumbering, raising a blast furnace, clearing roads and a diver placing charges to remove an old water intake in Lake Michigan. Includes footage of dynamite being used to blast rock during the construction of the Confederate Memorial at Stone Mountain, Georgia.
[Note: Footage of the Lindbergh reception in Philadelphia begins at the 4:30 mark.] Shots of various people and planes taking off and landing. Reception for Charles Lindbergh at Municipal Stadium in Philadelphia. Lindbergh enters stadium sitting on back of car, takes photos with people. Lindbergh gets in Spirit of St. Louis and takes off.
Eastman Kodak Company. Teaching Films Division Eastman Kodak Company (Sponsor)
Educational film following the creation of linen from beginning to end. Shows all stages of production, from flax being planted and harvested, to the processing and weaving of fibers, to fabric inspection, and, finally, ironing and preparing the linen for retail.
Cleveland Illuminating Company (Sponsor), Rothacker Film Manufacturing Co. (Production company)
Film sponsored by the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company promoting expanded electric services beyond urban areas. The film opens on a farm family outside of Cleveland without electricity and other 'modern conveniences.' While eating dinner, the family is interrupted by a man in an airplane who makes an emergency landing in their farm field. The pilot joins the family for dinner and then shows them his radio. The pilot then offers to take the farmer's children to Cleveland to teach them... Show moreFilm sponsored by the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company promoting expanded electric services beyond urban areas. The film opens on a farm family outside of Cleveland without electricity and other 'modern conveniences.' While eating dinner, the family is interrupted by a man in an airplane who makes an emergency landing in their farm field. The pilot joins the family for dinner and then shows them his radio. The pilot then offers to take the farmer's children to Cleveland to teach them about electricity. The next day, the pilot and children fly to Cleveland. This part of the film includes aerial shots of the city. The group then goes to the pilot's sister's home where they are given a tour of a home with electricity. After seeing the many electrical appliances, the pilot then takes the children to the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company Building at 75 Public Square where they are given a tour of the offices. They then proceed to the Company's Lake Shore Station - the "world's largest steam-electric" plant -- where they are given a tour of the facility with detailed descriptions of the many facets of the power-producing operation. The film closes with the children touring various industrial facilities using electricity to do such things as bottling milk, loading iron ore, making clothes, melting steel, conveying steel billets, rolling steel bars, making automobile parts, arc-welding, manufacturing brick, making light bulbs, and printing newspapers. The film ends with the farm family in their newly electrified home courtesy of the expanded rural electric service of the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company. Show less
Silent film honoring Thomas Edison 44 years after the invention of the incandescent light bulb. Documents Edison's visits to a General Electric lamp factory and to the industrial research facility in Schenectady, New York. He is given tours, shown various experiments in action, and meets with other inventors and scientists. Dr. W.R. Whitney, Dr. W.D. Coolidge, Dr. Irving Langmuir, and Dr. Charles P. Steinmetz are featured. Includes footage of new G.E. lightbulb production.
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 (speaker), Du Pont, Henry Belin, 1898-1970 (depicted), Robinson, Robert P., 1869-1939 (speaker), Highfield, William J. (speaker)
Film depicts Lindbergh flying in to private airport of Henry B. du Pont, the motorcade that brings him to dais with speakers including Delaware Governor Robert P. Robinson and William J. Highfield. Lindbergh speaks at podium then prepares to take off again. Stands for photographs with Henry B. du Pont.
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 (depicted), Wilson, Willard Springer, 1897-1979 (former owner)
Newsreel documents Lindbergh's historic flight across Atlantic. Includes footage of previous aviators who tried the trip before him. Also depicts celebrations in Paris and several United States cities after the flight. Last section of film is Lindbergh's hop to Mexico, including preparation, the route and celebration after landing.