American Memory: Technical summary
Inside an American Factory
The Westinghouse Works, 1904
Actuality motion pictures showing various views of Westinghouse
companies. Most prominently featured are the Westinghouse Air Brake
Company, the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, and the
Westinghouse Machine Company. The films were intended to showcase the
company's operations. Exterior and interior shots of the factories are
shown along with scenes of male and female workers performing their
duties at the plants.
- Source collection
Paper Prints Motion Picture Collection
, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
- Technical features
Silent motion picture footage originally shot at about 15 frames per second.
- Original material formats
- Number of original items
- Status of collection
- Available online as of November 1997.
- Public access
- The Library is not aware of any restrictions that inhibit public
access to this collection. See notes on rights and
restrictions provided by the Library to users of this collection.
Aids to intellectual access
- Type & granularity
- MARC bibliographic records. Each bib. record describes a single item.
bibliographic display in American Memory.
- Linking to digital reproductions
- Bibliographic record contains identifier used in filenames for all
versions and segments of movie. MPEG and QuickTime files for motion
pictures longer than four minutes are divided into segments.
Total file-space for digital reproductions: 1
||Filename extension ".mpg"
||Filename extension ".mov"
||Filename ends "t"|
||ca. 1.2 Mbits/sec
||ca. 640 Kbits/sec
|Approx. file size range
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