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Blast back into time 1904 in the Westinhouse Engine Factory - Video


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Old 11-06-2012, 02:49:19 PM
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Default Blast back into time 1904 in the Westinhouse Engine Factory - Video

Some of you may have already seen this. A video taken from the bridge crane in the 1904 in the Westinghouse engine factory as it travels down the isle. What an amazing place! What I would pay to be able to go back in time and visit such a place. Huge planers and VTL's all in motion

The same youtube station has many many similar videos.
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Although not directly gas engine related , this next video shown a flurry of activity on the Westinghouse Dynamo & Motor factory floor. I cant help but think how much of this was staged for the unique opportunity to be captured on film. It seems everyone was swinging their arms doing something. Never the less, another fascinating video glimpse into the working of a large industrial shop.
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Sure seems like there is a lot of needless walking around. Good video.
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Default Re: Blast back into time 1904 in the Westinhouse Engine Factory - Video

What's with all the people in suits on the factory floor, if they're managers there's sure a lot of them.
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I always wonder weather the workers ever saw said film? Also is this over kill of workers or just a sign of the times where now industry is controlled by machine rather than man

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Default Re: Blast back into time 1904 in the Westinhouse Engine Factory - Video

I love the guys walking along on top of the part on the VTL @ the end of the first video. I see they are also doing the same on the smaller ones in the second video also.
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Most of the people seem to be walking towards the camera, and many walking across it. I wonder how many people were running back the other way outside the building to make another pass?!
I wish I could have been there...
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Great find, Wayne!
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Interesting.makes you wonder if any of that stuff is still around and maybe in working order in someone's collection.
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What kind of self propelled freight carts were they using? I saw two different carts that crossed the picture with the man riding on them, but it didn't appear that anyone was pushing it and I couldn;t see where a engine would go on the cart.
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Great find.... I watched both of them ON Youtube and added them to my favorites list.

At least the second showed a lot more people actually working, but still an awful lot of people wandering around getting their 'camera time'.

Wonder if maybe they were giving a plant tour while they were filming it .

I'm guessing those self propelled rail car dollies were electric powered. After all it was in the Westinghouse plant.
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Default Re: Blast back into time 1904 in the Westinhouse Engine Factory - Video

Cool videos, thanks.

Looks like they got everyone out for the film.
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Great find.... I watched both of them ON Youtube and added them to my favorites list.

At least the second showed a lot more people actually working, but still an awful lot of people wandering around getting their 'camera time'.

Wonder if maybe they were giving a plant tour while they were filming it .

I'm guessing those self propelled rail car dollies were electric powered. After all it was in the Westinghouse plant.
Otto, I had the same thought , Electric, but I don't see any cables or tracks and the batteries back then would have been pretty large to power a motor with the kind of power it would have needed to transport that kind of load.
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Default Re: Blast back into time 1904 in the Westinhouse Engine Factory - Video

Come on guys 1904 Film was some cutting edge technology, of course the management wanted to be filmed.
mabe we could play this on school Ipads so the "kids" could see what "work" was in this country, or is that too harsh.
Think you could go to a city and find anybody to run that stuff today. naa they rather carbon TAX your dirty little engines and have you use an electric BBQ grill
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mabe we could play this on school Ipads so the "kids" could see what "work" was in this country, or is that too harsh.
Think you could go to a city and find anybody to run that stuff today. naa they rather carbon TAX your dirty little engines and have you use an electric BBQ grill
Makes me laugh to think it is carbon, mostly, that turns the shaft that makes the electricity for the electric BBQ grill. Plus, I bet most of the ipod gang don't know where their food comes from...
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