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Still from Oxy-Acetylene Welding via National Archives.

Identifier:

  • 94971 (Source: National Archives Catalog)

Date produced: 1942

Filmmaker(s):

Ray L. Garner

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Languages:

English

Length:

800 ft (9m 45s)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1942 - Honorable Mention Special Class

Description:

"Good teaching films are not easy to produce, and welding activities are not easy to film. In making this picture, Ray Garner and the Harmon Foundation have solved both problems in a highly satisfactory manner. The procedures are clearly and simply outlined in titles which are combined with unusually fine camera work, to produce a well integrated whole. Done almost entirely in closeups, the actual welding scenes show perfect exposure and, in many instances, very interesting angles. The film was made at Hampton Institute, in Virginia, and a student demonstrates the proper techniques in procedure. The title art work was especially good in this film, and the entire production showed the effects of a well organized plan and a careful procedure." Movie Makers, Dec. 1942, 509.

Resources:

This film is a part of the Harmon Foundation Collection held by National Archives. It was produced by the Harmon Foundation of New York City.

The film's full title is Welding Techniques: Oxy-Acetylene Welding.

Locations:

  • Hampton, Virginia (Filming)

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Repository:

Harmon Foundation Collection, National Archives

Viewing Notes:

"On welding, demonstrated by Negro student at Hampton Institute, Virginia. Reel 1: Paul Woodson displays various metals conducive to welding, operates dials of gas and oxygen tanks, and demonstrates welding techniques. Reel 2: Woodson demonstrates brazing, use of flux, boss welding, and cutting operations." Via National Archives.

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