There's always a better way. No. 2

United Kingdom, 1953

Film
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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.

Credits

production company

British Productivity Council

Language

English

Duration

00:03:47:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

29391

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial productivity

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Manufacturing processes

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroad trains

Documentary

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

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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