There's always a better way. No. 2

United Kingdom, 1953

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Illustrates how modern manufacturing methods, using highly mechanized equipment, have reduced the production cost for locomotive wheels. Shows the use of a special block-breaker increasing production from 24 to 315 ingot sections per shift; the mechanical handling and cleaning of heated ingots; the operation of a 1,000 ton press, moulding and forging a half ton ingot in the short period of two minutes.


production company

British Productivity Council






Black and White

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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial productivity

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Manufacturing processes

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroad trains


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mechanization - Economic aspects

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




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