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This picture was taken at Bethlehem, Pa., and gives, in a comparatively short length of film, a comprehensive revision of this absorbing industry. A panorama of the numerous buildings and ... See full summary
This picture was taken at Bethlehem, Pa., and gives, in a comparatively short length of film, a comprehensive revision of this absorbing industry. A panorama of the numerous buildings and immense stock yards containing 1,000,000 tons of oil and limestone is followed by an excellent view of a 550 ft. traveling crane with a 14-ton capacity carriage in operation. By means of gigantic ladles, the molten iron is poured into a converter. The foreign substances, silicon, carbon and manganese, are burned out by blowing cold air through the molten metal, which causes myriads of sparks to issue from the throat of the converter, not unlike an enormous pyrotechnical floral display. It is then poured into ingots, which are rolled down in the blooming mill and subsequently finished in a rail mill. The pictures shows the rail stock yards, from which the rails are loaded into cars by mean of the electric magnet.

Released as a split reel along with the drama The Tale of the Ticker (1913).

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    • Author: Golkis
    This half reel presents some interesting views of the steel industry. It shows many of the various processes by which the product is manufactured, and finally gives a view of the rails being loaded on cars by magnets. Instructive and well pictured. - The Moving Picture World, November 22, 1913
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