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1 Letting Dynamite Do It 1926 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor) 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.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC07 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection, Film and Video
2 From Flax to Linen 1929 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.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC246 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
3 Proved! The Story of General Motors Proving Ground 1936 General Motors Corporation (Sponsor), Rothacker Film Manufacturing Co. (Production company) Film exploring the development of the General Motors "Proving Ground," an enclosed twelve hundred and sixty acre automobile testing facility in Milford, Michigan. Shows the construction of the facility and speed loop course, as well as GM drivers testing automobiles over various terrain during all types of weather.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC316 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
4 The Life of Edward: Britain's Ex-King 1937 Castle Films, inc. (Sponsor), Castle, Eugene W. (Editor) Short News Parade documentary recounting the life of Britain's King Edward VIII. Using newsreel footage, the film details young Edward's early royal education, romance with American Wallis Simpson, and eventual abdication to become the Duke of Windsor. Includes audio of the King's abdication speech. King George V, Queen Mary of Teck, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt are also seen in the film.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC331 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
5 Diesel-Electric D.C. Drive Destroyer Escorts, Part 2: Normal Operation 1943 United States. Navy (Sponsor), Cinecraft, Inc. (Production company) United States Navy training film for destroyer escort engine and motor room personnel during World War II. Educates the viewer on diesel–electric transmission systems and standard operating procedures for a ship's electric propulsion equipment. Produced under the supervision of the Bureau of Aeronautics for the Bureau of Ships.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC270 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection, Cinecraft Productions Films
6 A Story of Coffee 1947 Pan American Union (Sponsor) Film documenting coffee production in southern Brazil. Details how Brazilian coffee is planted, tended, harvested, processed, tasted, packaged, shipped, and then sold in the United States.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC314 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
7 From Start to Finish 1948 A training film sponsored by the DuPont Finishes Division instructing viewers on proper automobile refinishing techniques. The film also serves as a promotion for DuPont's Duco nitrocellulose lacquer paint. Presented in two parts. Part 1: Surface Preparation. Part 2: Color Coats.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC333 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
8 Green Harvest 1949 An educational film about forest management and timber harvesting. A newlywed couple travel to the Pacific Northwest on their honeymoon and get into an argument surrounding forest preservation. The bride's uncle, a timber entomologist, educates them by screening a film about the running of a tree farm and argues that timber harvesting is the best way to protect forests from fires, pests, and other dangers. Includes shots of Crater Lake, Snoqualmie Falls, various forests and mountain ranges,...
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An educational film about forest management and timber harvesting. A newlywed couple travel to the Pacific Northwest on their honeymoon and get into an argument surrounding forest preservation. The bride's uncle, a timber entomologist, educates them by screening a film about the running of a tree farm and argues that timber harvesting is the best way to protect forests from fires, pests, and other dangers. Includes shots of Crater Lake, Snoqualmie Falls, various forests and mountain ranges, and an appearance by a bear cub. The bride is played by Inez Cooper. Story: James Prindle; Camera: Arthur Martinelli; Sound: Ray Esh; Editor: Glen McGowan; Musical Score: Peter Cavallo, Jr.
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Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC225 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
9 The One Man Gang 1949 Towmotor Corp. (production company), Caravel FIlms, Inc. (producer) Film about industrial materials handling and internal transportation produced by Caravel Films in 1949 for the Towmotor Corporation, manufacturers of industrial hauling equipment. Includes footage of a coffee bean processing and packing facility in Brooklyn, New York; a Lily paper products facility in Long Island, New York; a Pepsi bottling plant in East Chicago, Indiana; a Ferro Machine & Foundry manufacturing plant in Cleveland, Ohio; a metal working operation in Canton, Ohio; a sheet and...
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Film about industrial materials handling and internal transportation produced by Caravel Films in 1949 for the Towmotor Corporation, manufacturers of industrial hauling equipment. Includes footage of a coffee bean processing and packing facility in Brooklyn, New York; a Lily paper products facility in Long Island, New York; a Pepsi bottling plant in East Chicago, Indiana; a Ferro Machine & Foundry manufacturing plant in Cleveland, Ohio; a metal working operation in Canton, Ohio; a sheet and tubing steelmaker in Youngstown, Ohio; and, a Cleveland building supply company's concrete block plant.
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Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC130 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection, Film and Video
10 Food for Flying 1951 Film detailing how Trans World Airlines (TWA) devises, tests, cooks, packages, delivers, and serves the food for in-flight meals. Written by Burton Benjamin, supervised by Agnew Fisher, edited by Isaac Kleinerman.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC269 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
11 The New Industrial South: A Progress Report 1953 Time, inc. (Sponsor) March of Time newsreel about the town of Camden, South Carolina that includes an interview with South Carolina Byrnes and other community, business, and civic leaders; footage of DuPont Orlon production facilities; daily life of the town including segregated facilities and schools; the local horse industry and the Carolina Cup Steeplechase event.  
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC181 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
12 Nike: History of Missiles in the Military 1954 Film exploring the history of rocket artillery used in warfare, as well as Project Nike, the U.S. military's anti-aircraft guided missile system. Details how Nike missiles are designed, manufactured, tested, and implemented, focusing on the program at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC306 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
13 Milestones of Motoring 1954 Standard Oil Company (Ohio) (Sponsor), Cinecraft, Inc. (Production company), Culley, Ray, 1904-1983 (Director), Siedel, Frank (Screenwriter), Brown, Joe E. (Joe Evan), 1892-1973 (Actor), Griffin, Merv, 1925-2007 (Actor), Guthrie, Warren A., 1911-1986 (Host), Farrell, Rita (Actor) Color version of Milestones of Motoring, a film celebrating the people and organizations in Ohio who helped to advance the motor vehicle industry during the early 20th century. Hosted by Warren Guthrie and featuring musical numbers performed by Rita Farrell, Merv Griffin, and Joe E. Brown. Supervised by Stuart Buchanan.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC336 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection, Cinecraft Productions Films
14 The Rowe Candy Merchant 1954-03-24 Rowe Manufacturing Company, Inc. (sponsor) Film highlights the "Candy Merchant", a vending machine offered by the Rowe Manufacturing Company. Maintenance and operation of the machine is depicted.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC49 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection, Film and Video
15 Designed for Living 1955 The film opens with a married couple picking new household goods while the narrator explains industrial design and the process of designing new products. It describes how the Industrial Design Council of Canada works with businesses to influence new designs. The Council receives common consumer complaints about household goods and then disseminates the complaints to designers. The film concludes with how other governments influence design in other countries. Camera: John Spotton, editing:...
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The film opens with a married couple picking new household goods while the narrator explains industrial design and the process of designing new products. It describes how the Industrial Design Council of Canada works with businesses to influence new designs. The Council receives common consumer complaints about household goods and then disseminates the complaints to designers. The film concludes with how other governments influence design in other countries. Camera: John Spotton, editing: Dennis Sawyer, music: Eldon Rathburn, Commentary: Lois Edwards. Produced by Guy Glover.
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Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC271 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
16 Using DuPont Aircraft Rivets 1956 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (Sponsor) Promotional and instructional film for DuPont's explosive aircraft rivet. Demonstrates how the rivets function and the best methods to install them safely. Both live-action and animation is used.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC242 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
17 The Winning Combination 1959 Milprint, Inc. (Sponsor), McHugh, Fenton (Producer), Philip Morris Incorporated (Sponsor) Short film demonstrating how proper packaging, produced by Milprint, Inc, can preserve a company's product, lower production costs, and catch the attention of consumers. Told from the perspective of fictional baked goods corporation Top It. Director: James O'Riley; Writer: Dean Babbit; Cameraman: Lutz Hapke; Production Manager: Doug Weston.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC194 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
18 Goblin on the Doorstep 1963 Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation (Sponsor) Film arguing for the development of newer, better technology for U.S. naval operations. The growing power of the Soviet Union's Navy threatens America's access to marine security and resources. Upgrading and expanding the U.S. Naval fleet, developing better instruments to detect both conventional and nuclear submarines, and encouraging oceanographic research will help combat this threat.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC244 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
19 Barrel Number One 1963 Film demonstrating how crude oil is discovered, harvested, refined into gasoline, and delivered for use by American automobiles. Planned and supervised by Film Counselors, Inc. Director of Photography: Kenneth Peach. Assistant Director: Jack Gertsman. Screenplay by John Thiele and Francis P. Scannell. Art Director: Howard Campbell. Editorial Supervisor: Ben Marmon. Editor: Elmo Veron. Recorded by James F. Mobley. Narrator: Vincent J. Pelletier.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC318 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
20 Aircraft in Forest Fire Control 1963 Canada. Department of Forestry (Sponsor) An in-depth look at how aircraft, and the people who fly them, help to prevent and fight fires in Canada's forests. Planes can assess fire risk from overhead, spot fires at early stages, drop fire-retardant chemicals in dry areas, transport firefighters and equipment into remote areas, and deliver water from nearby lakes. Produced in cooperation with the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests and the Forest Protection Service of Quebec, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC322 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
21 They Called It "Fireproof" 1963 The fictional story of a deadly fire at rural Freeburg Hospital, intended to education viewers on the importance of implementing and following proper fire codes and standards.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC324 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
22 Baking Your Own Bread: King Arthur Flour 1964 Bert Porter, grocery manager of the King Arthur Flour Company, demonstrates how to make bread and rolls at home using King Arthur products.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC192 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
23 The Invisible Circle 1965 American Honda Motor Company (Sponsor), National Safety Council (Sponsor), Murray De'Atley Productions (Producer), Brown, Peter, 1935-2016 (Host) A cheerful motorcycle safety PSA hosted by actor Peter Brown. Details the various safety precautions that must be taken while riding a motorcycle, and explains how individuals must ride within their own "circle for safety," keeping dangerous situations at bay. Written by Click Westin and directed by Murray De'Atley.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC215 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
24 Is American Business Too Big? 1967 U.S. Chamber of Commerce (sponsor), Gehl, Gerry (director), Michigan State University (production company) Episode of Business Roundtable. Debate between Crawford H. Greenewalt (Chairman of the Board du Pont Co.) and Donald F. Turner, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice. Moderated by Alfred L. Seelye, Dean Graduate School Business Administration.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC103 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
25 Heritage of the Lake 1967 Standard Oil Company (Ohio) (Sponsor), Cinecraft, Inc. (Production company), Siedel, Frank (Screenwriter), Guthrie, Warren A., 1911-1986 (Narrator), Culley, Ray, 1904-1983 (Director) Film highlighting the resources provided by Great Lakes of North America, concentrating on the gigantic, low cost transportation system that links Ohio and other Midwest states to the seaways of the world. Contains numerous shots of various cargo ships and an animated demonstration of how the Soo Locks of Lake Superior functions. Part of The Ohio Heritage series.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC291 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection

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