Westinghouse Works, 1904

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Westinghouse Works

Westinghouse Works, 1904 is a collection of 21 American short silent films, each averaging about three minutes in length. The films were taken from April 18, 1904 to May 16, 1904 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and document various Westinghouse manufacturing plants.[1] They were made by G. W. Bitzer of the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, were shown at the Westinghouse Auditorium at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, and may have been made for that purpose. At least 29 films were shot. The films are now part of the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

The films in the collection of the Library of Congress are:

  1. Assembling a generator, Westinghouse works
  2. Assembling and testing turbines, Westinghouse works
  3. Casting a guide box, Westinghouse works
  4. Coil winding machines, Westinghouse works
  5. Coil winding section E, Westinghouse works
  6. Girls taking time checks, Westinghouse works
  7. Girls winding armatures
  8. Panorama exterior Westinghouse works
  9. Panorama of Machine Co. aisle, Westinghouse works
  10. Panorama view street car motor room
  11. Panoramic view aisle B, Westinghouse works
  12. Steam hammer, Westinghouse works
  13. Steam whistle, Westinghouse works
  14. Taping coils, Westinghouse works
  15. Tapping a furnace, Westinghouse works
  16. Testing a rotary, Westinghouse works
  17. Testing large turbines, Westinghouse works
  18. Welding the big ring
  19. Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse Co. works (casting scene)
  20. Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse Co. works (moulding scene)
  21. Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse works


  1. ^ Tiech, John (2012). Pittsburgh Film History. Charleston: The History Press. p. 8. ISBN 9781609497095.

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