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Don't Miss This Very Interesting 1904 Forge Welding Film from The Library of Congress

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We found this incredible film from the Library of Congress (click here to watch it) in it a group of men

forge weld one area of a large ring. They use the heat from a fire and weld it the old fashioned

blacksmith way, after multiple heats and much hand and steam hammering. Take a few minutes to watch

this fascinating look back at how it was done well over 100 year ago. The ring is presumably a piece

of a generator or motor.

The film was made by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company during 1904 and filmed by

camera man, G.W. “Billy” Bitzer. The film above was shot on April 18, 1904, at the Westinghouse

Electric & Manufacturing Co. in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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