INDUSTRY ON PARADE FILM COLLECTION, 1950-1960
(42.5 cubic feet: 428 16mm black and white motion picture film reels, 1 DB)
by: Susan B. Strange and Wendy Shay, 2001
(Note: all INDUSTRY ON PARADE images were taken from the films)
Reel #250 (7/30/55)
Pennsylvania Lehigh University students
employed in production of metals. Bethlehem Steel, Bethlehem, PA.
New York Manufacturing electronic
equipment such as televisions and shipping to customers. General Electric,
Georgia Rock-wool made into insulation;
construction. Munford Co., Atlanta, GA.
California San Francisco cable cars and
miniature cable car production. Small cable cars used as clothes racks. William
Reel #251 (8/6/55)
Pennsylvania Walls of glass block diffuse
light while insulating building; construction. Pittsburgh Corning Corp., Port
South Carolina Making columns by pouring
concrete inside paperboard tube called a "Sonotube." Scrap paper put
back into use as cardboard tubes. Sonoco Products Co., Hartsville, SC.
California School in Los Angeles where
women learn about cars; automobile repair.
Michigan A veterans hospital where pages
of books are projected on ceiling for the sick to read; microfilm production.
University Microfilm Service, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI.
Reel #252 (8/13/55)
Kentucky Producing inexpensive and
disposable air filters. American Air Filter Co. Louisville, KY.
Pennsylvania A steel mill where machines
have relieved men of hard work. Use of machines has increased employment.
Crucible Steel Co., Midland, PA.
Connecticut Assembling and producing
fountain pens. Waterman Pen Co., Milford, CT.
Michigan Part-time college students learn
by television. Michigan State, WKAR-TV, East Lansing, MI.
Reel #253 (8/20/55)
Alabama Using wood to make newsprint.
Coosa River Newsprint Co., Coosa Pines, AL.
Michigan Rebuilding heat controls and
replacing worn or broken parts. Automatic Equipment Co., Detroit, MI.
New York An industrial show on investing
in American industry. Merrill Lynch, New York, NY.
California Restoration of a ghost town.
How silver was mined. CA.
Reel #254 (8/27/55)
Massachusetts Porcelain and steel
products. Metal cut, shaped, and colored. Ceramic coated metal used in murals.
Beftinger Corp., Waltham, MA.
California Calculators manufactured by
women workers. Marchant Calculators, Inc., Oakland, CA.
Wisconsin How firms change products with
different dies. Giant Grip Manufacturing Co., Oshkosh, WI.
Michigan How rain is kept out of cars.
Studebaker-Packard Corp., Detroit, MI.
Reel #255 (9/3/55)
Illinois Manufacturing company employs
disabled people. Paraplegics Manufacturing Co., Franklin Park, IL.
Michigan Milk converted into dry
products; food industry. M & R Dietetic Labs, Sturgis, MI.
Washington Aluminum supply company makes
pipes; uses of pipes, such as irrigation. Aluminum Supply Co., Spokane, WA.
Pennsylvania Most men's clothes bought by
women; company alters advertising program to appeal to women. Apparel industry.
Daroff, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Reel #256 (9/10/55)
New York Freezing bread stabilizes
employment; food industry. Arnold Baker's Co., Fort Chester, NY.
Alabama Building costs reduced by using
pre-assembling windows; construction. National Woodworks, Birmingham, AL.
Michigan Mobile training service with
mechanics teacher. Plymouth Motor Corp., Detroit, MI.
Massachusetts Braille greeting cards for
the blind. Rust Craft Greeting Cards, Dedham, MA.
Reel #257 (9/17/55)
Ohio Teachers learn about town's
businesses; educating children. Community Resources Workshop, Middletown, OH.
Wisconsin Redesigning seats for truck
drivers to prevent backaches; health. Bostrom Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, WI.
Missouri Putting wire in glass. The
Mississippi Glass Company, St. Louis, MO.
New York Employing senior citizens.
Mohawk Development Service, Schenectady, NY.
Reel #258 (9/24/55)
Florida Reclaiming "unusable"
swamp land with machinery; environment. Fleco, Jacksonville, FL.
Ohio Producing electronic stoves that
cook with radio waves. Microwave oven; cooking. Tappan Stove Co., Mansfield, OH.
California A commercial helicopter
company inspects power lines, explores, and helps Federal Bureau of
Investigation. Kern Copters, Inc., Bakersfield, CA.
Pennsylvania Baking cookies. Pepperidge
Farms Bakeries, Downington, PA.
Reel #259 (10/l/55)
Texas Determining age of rocks for clues
to locating oil deposits. Atomic accelerator. Shell Development Co., Houston,
Illinois Designing and building
bulldozers. Restoring soil at strip mine. Caterpillar Tractor Co., Peoria, IL.
Colorado Sheets of magnesium used in
consumer products such as ultra-light suitcases. Shwayder Brothers, Denver, CO
New York Making parts for kerosene
lanterns used in camping, on railroads, and in emergencies. R.E. Dietz Co.,
Reel #260 (10/8/55)
Wisconsin George Borg developed machines
that make synthetic fur. Delavan, WI.
Pennsylvania Converting rusty iron into
pure iron. National-US Radiator Corp., Johnstown, PA.
New York Factories become classrooms;
adult education. Elmira College, Elmira, NY.
Minnesota Production of the game
"Cooties." Schaper Toy Co., Minneapolis, MN.
Reel #261 (10/15/55)
Wisconsin Machine tool manufacturers.
Giddings & Lewis, Fond du Lac, WI.
New York Preparing signature plates and
printing checks. The Todd Co., Rochester, NY.
Pennsylvania Water analysis. Keeping
boilers free of scale. Hagen Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
Ohio Making fruit cakes; food industry.
Grace A. Rush, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.
No Reel #262
Reel #263 (10/29/55)
Minnesota Drilling, crushing rock,
extracting iron, and mining tocanite. Reserve Mining Co.
New York Testing, shaping, and wrapping
butter; food industry. Hotel Bar Butter, New York, NY.
Michigan Drilling and grinding metals
using electricity. Elox Corp, Clawson, MI.
Indiana Applying veneer; making plywood.
No Reel #264
Reel #265 (11/12/55)
Reel #266 (11/19/55)
Pennsylvania Producing steel train wheels
and axles. Baldwin-Line-Hamilton Corp., Burnham, PA.
California Developing superior strains of
tomatoes, vegetables and flowers. Farming, horticulture. Food industry. Ferry
Morse Seed Co., Salinas Valley, CA.
New York Floor tiles; construction.
Mistic Tile Corp., Newburgh, NY.
Virginia Training truck drivers. Drivers
recorded on film; highway safety. Markel Service, Inc. Richmond, VA.
Wisconsin Cooling classrooms; fresh air
pulled in and filtered. Trane Co., La Crosse, WI.
New Jersey Company provides recreational
activities for blind employees; disabilities. The Thermoid Co., Trenton, NJ.
Michigan Securing freight in train cars
to prevent damage. Evans Products Co., Plymouth, MI.
Missouri Redesigning airplanes into
flying offices for executives. Remmert Werner, Inc.
Reel #267 (11/26/55)
New York Exhibition shows future changes
and predicted needs of country in 1975. "Americade," New York, NY.
Pennsylvania Producing, testing, and
shipping mineral oil.
Missouri Device to balance car wheels
without removing them. Hunter Engineering Co., St. Louis, Missouri.
Nevada Teaching Indian children about
medicine, nutrition, sanitation, and automobile repair. Native Americans. Carson
Indian School, Stewart, NV.
Reel #268 (12/3/55) [RV 507.268]
California Producing mercury from ore.
New Idria Mining & Chemical Co. New Idria, CA.
Indiana Assembling and testing small
radios. Regency Radio, Indianpolis, IN.
Kentucy Manufacturing diverse metal
products including lawn chairs and fireplace curtains. The Logan Co.,
New Jersey Hotel management prepares for
conventions. Chalforte-Haddon Hall, Atlantic City, NJ..
Reel #269 (12/10/55) [RV 507.269]
California Machines with electronic
memory utilizing both human and machine skills; robots. Benson-Lehner Co., Los
New Jersey Crushed diamonds used as
polishing agent. U.S. Industrial Diamond Corp., East Orange, NJ.
Ohio Durable waterproof paper made with
Playtex and rubber compound. Song Paper Co., Middletown, OH.
Connecticut Making goose quill pens.
Reel #270 (12/17/55)
Ohio Research on glass and glass
production. Owens Illinois Technical Center, Toledo, OH.
Massachusetts Suburban growth. Need for
schools, fire departments and police. Route 128 Industrial Development, Boston,
Pennsylvania Machines make machines.
Using molds. Blaw Knox Co. Pittsburgh, PA.
California Manufacturing geiger counters.
Fisher Research Lab, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.
Reel #271 (12/24/55) [RV 507.271]
New Jersey Assembling typewriters used to
type foreign languages; office machines. Ralph C. Coxhead Corp., Newark, NJ.
Michigan Servicing and repairing
automobile parts. Miller Manufacturing Co., Detroit, MI.
Massachusetts Adding nylon to nerophene
and vinyl to increase strength. H. M. Sawyer and Son, Watertown, MA.
California Vegetable crops; food
industry. Cleaning, cutting, and dehydrating onions. Basic Vegetable Products,
Inc., Vacaville, CA.
No Reel #272
Reel #273 (1/7/56)
Pennsylvania Using electronics to control
traffic of railroads and airplanes. Manufacturing air brakes. Westinghouse Air
Brake Co., Pittsburgh, PA.
California Community antennas give people
better television reception. Tel-I-Clear Systems, Inc., Laguna Beach, CA.
Ohio Custom-made, mass-produced trailers.
Trailmobile, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.
New York Researching doughnut dough; food
industry. Doughnut Corp. of America, New York, NY.
Reel #274 (1/14/56)
Ohio Computers help engineers design new
production systems. Reliance Electric & Engineering Co., Cleveland, OH.
Vermont Testing and inspecting gears.
Fellows Gear Shaper Co., Springfield, VT.
Pennsylvania Making paper. Swanee Paper
Co., Ransom, PA.
California Skin-diving equipment made by
variety of companies. Los Angeles, CA.
Reel #275 (1/21/56)
Reel #276 (1/28/56)
Pennsylvania Manufacturing rocket heads.
Metal shaping methods. Heintz Manufacturing Co., Philadelphia, PA.
Michigan Manufacturing delivery trucks;
require walk-in doors and insulation. Divco Corp., Detroit, MI.
Connecticut Producing hand tools such as
levels and rulers. Stanley Works, New Britain, CT.
California Portable oil drilling rig.
Standard Oil Co., CA.
Ohio Combining hydraulic and mechanical
transmissions for better handling of trucks. Dana Corp., Toledo, OH.
Wisconsin Producing pipes from cellulose
wood fibers. Line Material Co., WI.
California Processing and mining gold
with modern machinery. Natomas Co., Sacramento, CA.
Maryland Magnets put in toy blocks;
helping children with cerebral palsy. Disabilities. Donated by Crucible Steel
Co., Reisterstown, MD.
Reel #277 (2/4/56)
Pennsylvania Hydraulic fluid made safer
with water base. E.F. Houghton & Co., Philadelphia, PA.
West Virginia Mining coal by machine.
Eastern Gas & Fuel Assoc., Grant Town, WV.
New York Operating trains by remote
control. Union Station & Signal, New Rochelle, NY.
Virginia Razor manufacturer. New York
family adjusts to life in Virginia.. American Razor Co., Staunton, VA.
Reel #278 (2/11/56) [RV 507.278]
North Carolina Traveling health care unit
with on-board laboratory; health care for employees. Occupational Health
Services, Ashville, NC.
Tennessee Changes a town experiences as
it evolves from an agricultural to a manufacturing town. Magnavox, Greenville,
Pennsylvania Electric stoves that turn
themselves off and on. Making control units. Robertshaw Fulton Controls Co.,
Massachusetts Proposing, screening, and
making games. Demonstrates "Go to the Head of the Class;" children.
Milton Bradley Co., Springfield, MA.
Reel #279 (2/18/56)
Reel #280 (2/25/55)
Pennsylvania A steel mill and its goal of
diversification and competitive production. Lukes Steel Co., Coatesville, PA.
California Making maps. Keeping them
up-to-date and correct. H. M. Gousha Co., San Jose, CA.
Massachusetts Replacing worn metal on
machine parts. Replacing teeth on a power shovel. Perini Brothers Construction
Co., Framingham, MA.
Virginia Shipyard has industrial school
offering academic and scientific courses. Apprenticeship program; adult
education. Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.
Reel #281 (3/3/56) [RV 507.281]
New York Counteracting odors found in
trucking industries and stores. Airkom, Inc., New York, NY.
Georgia Producing paper containers.
Atlanta Paper Co., Atlanta, GA.
Massachusetts Producing men's jewelry,
specifically cuff links. Apparel industry. Swank, Inc. Attleboro, MA.
Ohio University of Miami researches
construction industry; constructing a window that can withstand hurricanes.
Republic Steel Corp., Youngstown, OH.
Reel #282 (3/10/56)
Pennsylvania Topography. Using airplanes
to photograph and survey land. Translating photographs into maps. Aero Service
Corp., Philadelphia, PA.
California Using fiberglass in instrument
cases for the Air Force. Testing luggage for sturdiness and water resistance. H.
Koch & Sons, San Francisco, CA.
Ohio Combatting tooth decay. Company
makes teeth radioactive and tests chlorine compounds to see which best fights
decay. Proctor & Gamble, Miami Valley, OH.
Georgia Teaching children about textile
industry. Public schools. Dalton, GA.
California A factory fire. Company
designs better plant where delays and wasted motions are eliminated. Leadlight
Fixture Co., Oakland, CA.
Ohio Synthetic paintbrushes as good as
brushes made with Chinese hog bristles. Wooster Brush Co., Wooster, OH.
Connecticut Making screw thread inserts
from stainless steel wire. Heil-Coil Corp., Danbury, CT.
Georgia Designing children's clothes;
apparel industry. Alexis, Inc., Atlanta, GA.
Reel #283 (3/17/56)
Reel #284 (3/24/56)
Michigan Shipping flour by railroad; food
industry. International Milling Co., Detroit, MI.
Ohio Making pipes from a mixture of clay
and shale. Robertson Clay Products Co., Akron, OH.
California Family business makes gopher
traps; agriculture. MacAbee Gopher Traps, Los Gatos, CA.
Georgia Raincoat manufacturer builds new
plant with bank sponsorship; apparel industry. Almar Co., Washington, GA.
New York Converting solar energy to
electrical power. Solar battery to aid in telephone communication in rural
areas. Bell Telephone Co., New York, NY, and Americus, GA.
Ohio Convention to decide men's styles
for coming year. Fabrics, sewing machines, and new styles on display; apparel
industry. International Association of Clothing Designers, Cincinnati, OH.
California Making liners with layers of
tar paper and asphalt. Linings used to prevent seepage in reservoirs. Water
conservation. Envoy Petroleum Co., Long Beach, CA.
New York Aircraft engines subjected to
punishment to reproduce strains of flight. Mobil vacuum cleaner to clean
runways. U.S. Air Force, Wright Field, OH; Anacostia Naval Air Station,
Washington, DC; U.S. Hoffman Machinery Corp., Syracuse, NY.
Reel #285 (Duplicate of Reel #258)
Florida Reclaiming "unusuable"
swamp land with machinery; environment. Fleco, Jacksonville, FL.
Ohio Producing electronic stoves that
cook with radio waves. Microwave oven; cooking. Tappan Stove Co., Mansfield, OH.
California A commercial helicopter
company inspects power lines, explores, and helps F.B.I. Kern Copters, Inc.,
Pennsylvania Baking cookies. Pepperidge
Farms Bakeries, Downington, PA.
Reel #286 (4/7/56)
Reel #287 (4/14/56)
Nevada A hydroplane, the
"Bluebird", designed to ride over water. Las Vegas, NV.
Ohio Airflow by doors of Kroger
supermarket counteracts weather outside. Saves on heating and air-conditioning
bills. St. Louis Air Curtain Co.
Pennsylvania Producing seamless metal
pipes. Barium Steel Corp., Phoenixville, PA.
Georgia When city faced an uncertain
future, it organized campaign to remove uncertainties by building new schools,
playgrounds, and homes. City planning. Georgia Power, Co., Manchester, GA.
Reel #288 (4/21/56) [RV. 507.288]
Florida Diving for sponges and preparing
them for sale. Tarpon Springs, FL.
California Producing three-wheeled golf
cart for industrial and recreational use. Wayne Manufacturing, Pomona, CA.
New York Manufacturing staples, bicycle
baskets, and wire furniture from steel wires. E.N. Titchener & Co.,
Michigan Manufacturing guitars. Gibson
Co., Kalamazoo, MI.
Reel #289 (4/28/56)
Idaho Nuclear reactor and nuclear powered
electricity; atomic energy. Utah Power & Light. Argonne National Laboratory,
Florida Manufacturing aluminum and
aluminum products including jalousie windows, furniture and screens. Spectromat
determines which metals are in alloy. Adams Engineering Co., Miami, FL.
Ohio Manufacturing starch from corn and
wheat; byproduct is gluten used in food industry. Keever Starch Co., Columbus,
California Testing and grading gemstones;
jewelry. Gemological Institute of America, Los Angeles, CA.
Reel #290 (5/5/56) [RV 507.290]
Florida Preparing frozen orange
concentrate; food industry. Fruit Industries, Inc., Bradenton, FL.
Minnesota Safer winter driving by using
grips to avoid slipping wheels; automobiles. Napco Industries, Minneapolis, MN.
Delaware Distributive Education Clubs of
America prepare students for white collar jobs through business education
program and on-the-job training. Wilmington High School, Wilmington, DE.
Texas Non-denominational chapel in a
steel mill where weddings and baptisms are performed; religion. Lone Star Steel
Company, Lone Star, TX.
Florida Extracting tung oil from tung
nuts. Nutmeg separated from the shell and refined. Spices; food industry.
Southern Oil & Chemical Co., Brooker, FL.
Pennsylvania Collapsible partitions of
synthetic material. Plastic; construction. Masland Duraleather Co.,
Ohio Painting ashtrays and tumblers with
company logos; housewares. Kemper-Thomas-Osborne Co., Cincinnati, OH.
New Jersey Manufacturing spinning reels
for fishing rods. Lionel Corp., Irvington, NJ.
Reel #291 (5/12/56)
Oklahoma Producing petrochemical
detergents. High pressure tests on flammable liquids. Continental Oil Co., Ponca
Pennsylvania Devices to eliminate safety
hazards. Producing safety ladders, including the "Beanstalk" which
uses hydraulic ram. Ballymore Co., Wayne, PA.
California School operates television
studio and printing press. Correspondance education. National Schools, Los
Indiana Making chicken coops; poultry.
Small business owner, Simon Rockey, insists on quality. Simon Rocky, Pekin, IN.
Reel #292 (5/19/56)
Reel #293 (5/26/56)
Pennsylvania Stabilizing land to make it
suitable for housing and building. Environment; construction. Manu-Mine Research
& Development Co., Reading, PA.
Texas Manufacturing rubber stamps; office
supplies. Gribble Stamp & Stencil Co., Houston, TX.
Ohio Industrial research finds a cleaning
agent that eliminates static electricity. Davies-Young Soap Co., Dayton, OH.
North Carolina At earth moving school,
safety is stressed. Adult education; construction. National School of Heavy
Equipment Operation, Charlotte, NC.
Reel #294 (5/26/56)
New Jersey Creating drug, "Meticorten,"
to replace cortisone for those with arthritis. Pharmaceuticals; health. Schering
Corp., Blooomfield, NJ.
Ohio Manufacturing window shades. Clopay
Corp., Cincinnati, OH.
Minnesota Producing couches with motor
driven hydraulic systems. Sofabed; furniture. U.S. Bedding Co., St. Paul, MN.
Florida Cigar packaging plant has nursery
for children of women employees; child care. King Edward Cigar Co.
Reel #295 (6/9/56)
Florida Control room has television to
monitor electrical plant. Florida Light & Power Co., Miami, FL.
Ohio Researching medical tools. Testing
and producing electronic thermometers that do not break and are easier to read.
Medical Research Institute, Cincinnati, OH.
Tennessee New methods of processing
metals. Machine bites through metal plate with accuracy and speed. W.J. Savage
Co., Knoxville, TN.
Michigan Transporting ore on the Great
Lakes for steel companies. Ice breakers clear shipping lanes. Sault Sainte
Reel #296 (6/16/56)
Tennessee Removing oil from soy beans
without waste; food industry. Central Soya Co., Chattanooga, TN.
Michigan Each car design is road tested.
Automobile engines tested under all conditions. Chrysler Corp., Chelsea, MI.
New Jersey Manufacturing and assembling
flexible steel rulers. Evans Ruler Co., Elizabeth, NJ.
Florida Craftsmen build shrimp boats.
Diesel Engine Sales Co., St. Augustine, FL.
Reel #297 (6/23/56)
Connecticut Manufacturing bomb
directional systems. Testing at Yucca Flats, NV. Norden-Ketay Co., Milford, CT.
Michigan Company employs people who also
work at other places. Shows versatility of Americans. Yale Rubber Manufacturing
Co., Sandusky, MI.
New Jersey Uses of plastics. See-through
plastic used for signs. Gooden Products Corp., Englewood, NJ.
Alabama Worker camaraderie at company
retreat at Lake Mitchell; recreation. Alabama-Georgia Syrup Co., Montgomery, AL.
Massachusetts Radar defense systems on
steel platforms off Cape Cod. Anderson, Nichols & Co.
Alabama Manufacturing evaporators for
producing powdered eggs, coffee and other food stuffs. Welding. Goslin-Birmingham
Manufacturing Co., Birmingham, AL.
Pennsylvania Using alligator and snake
skins for belts and suspenders. Leather punching and staining done by machine.
Men's clothing. Pioneer Suspender Co., Darby, PA.
New Jersey Restoration of old books.
Rebinding, sewing pages, retrimming edges, and putting on new covers. Rademaeker
Bookbinding Co., Newark, NJ.
Reel #298 (6/30/56) [RV. 507.298]
Reel #299 (7/7/56) [RV 507.299]
New Jersey Dr. Waksman studies
microbiology and searches for organisms to fight disease, sometimes finding
useful antibiotics; pharmaceuticals. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
Georgia Sterilizing and cleaning bottles
protects public health. Miller Hydro Co., Bainbridge, GA.
North Carolina Reconditioning
crankshafts. Vehicle repair. American Crankshaft Co., Charlotte, NC.
Virginia Sewing classes with new sewing
machine attachments and easy patterns. Children make doll clothes. Singer
Corporation, Charlottesville, VA.
Reel #300 (7/14/56) [RV 507.300]
New York Radiology is key to good medical
care. Film for radiographs is tested. Eastman Kodak, Rochester, NY.
Ohio Ovens dry paint and prepare plastics
and food. Fostoria Pressed Steel Corp., Fostoria, OH.
Georgia Manufacturing tufted carpets. E.T.
Barwick Mills, Lafayette, GA.
New Jersey Toy factory employs dependable
elderly workers; senior citizens. Childhood Interests, Inc., Roselle Park, NJ.
Pennsylvania Manufacturing rayon;
non-woven fabrics are pressed. Used for napkins and towels; textiles. American
Viscose Corp., Marcus Hook, PA.
Texas Making aluminum units that spread
insecticides for increased farm productivity; agriculture. Gustafson
Manufacturing Co., Corpus Christi, TX.
Tennessee Making saws and circular
blades. Carley Manufacturing Co., Chattanooga, TN.
Michigan Making sponges with detergent in
them; household products. Brooklyn Products Sales Corp., Brooklyn, MI.
Reel #301 (7/21/56)
Texas A pilot skyway with modern
streamlined cars runs along a pipe-like structure in the air; the future.
Monorail, Houston, TX.
New Jersey Manufacturing and balancing
fan blades. Cooling air. Diehl Manufacturing Co., NJ.
South Carolina Assembling fiberglass
fishing rods. Making and testing antennas. Columbia Products Co., Columbia, SC.
New York Mr. Quisenberr designs and
builds toy tractors children can ride. BMC Manufacturing mass-produces toy
tractors and cars. American Machine & Foundry Co., NY.
Reel #302 (7/28/56)
Reel #303 (8/4/56) [RV 507.303]
North Carolina Developing mismanaged
land. Program holds land judging competitions and educates farmers on good soil
management; environment. Sponsored by Carolina Power and Light Co., Raleigh, NC.
On the High Seas Assembling clocks and
chronometers for navigation. American Export Line, Hamilton Watch Co.
New York Creating television cartoons.
Assembling animation stands. People travel from foreign countries to see the
factory, thus improving international relations. Schaeffer Pen Co., Fort
Reel #304 (8/11/56)
New Jersey Manufacturing disinfectants.
Entire cities need disinfecting after floods. Used in hospitals. Lehn and Fink
Products Corp., Bloomfield, NJ.
North Carolina Carving, polishing and
assembling in a furniture factory; wood products. Globe Parlor Furniture Co.,
High Point, NC.
Colorado Powdered bricks and clay made
into terracotta. Denver Terra Cotta Co., Denver, CO.
New York Company makes booths for toll
roads. Machines issue tickets and photograph license plate numbers. Taller &
Cooper, Brooklyn, NY.
Reel #305 (8/18/56)
New Jersey Building and testing small
ship models, recreating the conditions real ships could face. Stevens Institute
of Technology, Hoboken, NJ.
New York Elderly employees making
lightweight clothes to protect against foul weather. Apparel industry; senior
citizens. Utica Duxbak Corp., Utica, NY.
Ohio Producing and road testing tires.
Seiberling Rubber Co., Akron, OH.
New Mexico American Indians manufacture
jewelry. Sold at Maisel's, Inc., Albuquerque, NM.
Reel #306 (8/25/56)
Illinois Using human "guinea
pigs" for research. Volunteers take medicines not yet approved;
pharmaceuticals and medical research. Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, IL.
New York Making wood products using
traditional wooden machinery. American Manufacturing Concern, Falconer, NY.
Pennsylvania Soft shirt collar replacing
the starched collar, making shirt care easier. Apparel industry. Philip-Jones
Corp., Pottsville, PA.
New Mexico An archeologist studies the
land and artifacts of earlier civilizations, before gas company drills pipeline.
El Paso Natural Gas Co., Gallup, NM.
New York Manufacturing automatic voting
machines. Automatic Voting Machine Corp., Jamestown, NY.
New Mexico Machines drive holes into the
dry land so water can be absorbed and plants can grow. Environment; farming.
Machine Engineering Corp., Albuquerque, NM.
Oklahoma Precision tools result of
competition between manufacturers. Macklanburg Duncan Co., Oklahoma City, OK.
Ohio Good landscaping design promotes
better work environment and pleasant surroundings for passersby; horticulture.
Reader's Digest, Cleveland, OH.
Reel #307 (9/l/56)
Reel #308 (9/8/56) [RV 507.308]
Oklahoma In the Science for Youth
Program, high school students conduct experiments. Program encourages students
to go into science careers. Sunray Midcontinental Oil Co., Tulsa, OK.
New York Preparing and producing chicken,
beef and vegetable boullion cubes; food industry. Pure Food Company, Inc.,
Illinois Manufacturer of outboard motors,
pistons, and propellers employees. Testing for interchangeability. Johnson
Motors Div., Outboard Marine & Manufacturing Co., Waukegan, IL.
Ohio Building power shovels; construction
industry. Marion Power Shovel Co., Hanna Coal Company Division, Cadiz, OH.
Reel #309 (9/15/56)
Oklahoma Civil defense workers practice
for emergencies with imaginary attacks. Practice re-routing electricity and
mobilizing materials and equipment. Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co., Oklahoma
Kansas New feed mill to advance flour and
grain technology. Types of grain blended in various formulas; food industry.
Kansas State College, Manhattan, KS.
New York Producing and assembling
reclining chairs. Barcalo Manufacturing, Buffalo, NY
Virginia Making and packaging envelopes
for church collections. National Church Supply Co., Chester, WV.
Reel #310 (9/29/56) [RV 507.310]
New York Workers under medical
supervision making uniforms. Company's Social Service Department helps workers
find permanent jobs after they recover. Altro Workshop, Inc., New York, NY.
Illinois Repairing, evaluating and
assembling car engines with scientific testing equipment. Garage employees go to
school. Sun Electric, Chicago, IL.
New Mexico Company builds roads;
environment. Many tons of earth removed before opening new mine. Isbell
Construction Co., Albuquerque, NM.
Pennsylvania Two women sculptors first
make stainless steel and slate models. Slate placque for churches and schools.
New York Cocoa is made into chocolate.
Forming and wrapping candy bars; food industry. Nestle Co., Fulton, NY.
Ohio Gas pumped through gas lines. Gas
required for synthetics, industry, and homes. Women demonstrate gas-generated
appliances. Ohio Fuel Gas Co., Columbus, OH.
Texas Molding the inexpensive plastic
disposable cup. Crown Plastic Cup Co., Ft. Worth, TX.
California Sea animals provide
entertainment; care of the mammals. Ocean Aquarium, Hermosa Beach, CA.
Reel #311 (9/29/56)
Reel #312 (10/6/56)
New Mexico Milling ore; tin made from
discarded tin cans. Crushing ore into bales; recycling. Chino Division,
Kennecott Copper Corp., NM.
Wisconsin Company provides other
businesses with skilled and semi-skilled temporary workers of almost every kind.
Manpower, Inc., Milwaukee, WI.
Texas With machines, company can make
more hats faster and price drops. Richard Englander Hat Co., Dallas, TX.
Ohio Professionals use fireworks, so
market has not decreased though fireworks outlawed in most states. Factory
workers have safe working conditions. United Fireworks, Dayton, OH.
Reel #313 (10/13/56)
Michigan Studying chickens helps defeat
some human ailments due to faulty diet. Finds that cholesterol is bad for the
heart. Poultry; health. UpJohn Co., Kalamazoo, MI.
Kentucky Manufacturing, assembling, and
inspecting protective domes for airplane hangars. Irving Air Chute Co.,
Arizona Cactus craft of Arizona uses dead
cactus. Furniture shaped like covered wagons made from cactus; horticulture.
Cactus Craft Co., Tucson, AZ.
New York Company moves without stopping
production. Neptune Storage, New York, NY.
Reel #314 (11/4/56)
New Jersey Magnesium and iron mixed
together make virtually new metal. Using photomicrographs to study the metal and
its strength. International Nickel Co., Bayonne, NJ.
Arizona Charcoal made from mesquite
trees. Horticulture; food industry. Southwest Chemical Co., Tucson, AZ.
Kansas Frozen food in natural icebox
costs less to operate because it is naturally cold. Inland Cold Storage Co.,
Kansas City, KS.
Ohio A ship can be operated with radio
waves by using remote-controlled transmitter. Hobby Harbor, Columbus, OH.
Reel #315 (10/27/56)
Indiana Company makes components of a
house. New mass production home-building techniques; construction industry.
National Homes Corporation, Lafayette, IN.
Ohio Making a crate which can stretch,
hold liquid. Used in washing surfaces. Cincinnatti Industries, Inc., Cincinnatti,
Arizona Producing air coolers cheaper and
easier than air-conditioners. Wright Manufacturing Co., Phoenix, AZ.
New York Company makes weather seals for
windows. Company first produced fringe for women's skirts. As skirts shortened,
company changed products. Schlegel Co., Rochester, NY.
Reel #316 (11/3/56)
New York Pharmaceutical firm lines tanks
with glass to prevent contamination. Pfaudler Co., Rochester, NY.
Ohio Safety supervisor teaches classes
about electrical hazards and how to save people in contact with "live"
electrical wires. Dayton Power and Light Co., Dayton, OH.
Kentucky Making veneer for laminated
floor blocks; construction industry. Wood Mosaic Corp., Louisville, KY.
Wisconsin At the farm of Everett Horner,
lights installed for airplane landing strip. Uses plane to operate farm and get
help if someone injured. Line Material Co., Milwaukee, WI.
Reel #317 (11/10/56)
Utah Men move a mountain in order to use
it for fill for rail facilities. Construction; environment. Southern Pacific
Ohio Making and packaging cement so
people can make concrete. Sakrete Co., Cincinnati, OH.
New York Making, bending, and painting
metal tubes for use in furniture manufacture. Daystrom Furniture Co., Olean, NY.
Wisconsin Business leaders support new
zoo. Some companies donate animals. Milwaukee, WI.
Pennsylvania Molten iron refined with
modern machinery; shaping metal. Glass fibers used for internal reinforcement.
A. M. Myers Co., Pittsburgh, PA.
Wisconsin Selling knitted items, many
hand-made. Making mukluks, or Eskimo socks. Handicraft Corp., Princeton, WI.
Utah Mixing concrete on the spot. Travel
Batcher Co., Salt Lake City, UT.
Kentucky Water-powered mill grinds corn
the old way; food industry. Mill Springs, KY.
Reel #318 (11/17/56)
Reel #319 (11/24/56)
Illinois "Our Wonderful World"
classifies material by subjects. Students asked what they wanted to find in an
encyclopedia; printing. Spencer Press, Champaign, IL.
Ohio Making ceramic tiles with different
glazes; construction industry. Mosaic Tile Co., Zanesville, OH.
California Peaches are hand-picked,
graded and canned. Equipment removes pits and skins; food industry. Filice &
Perrilli Canning Co., Modesto, CA.
New York Crushed stone for highways;
construction. Man travels by helicopter onto barges to get gravel and hand out
paychecks. New York Trap Rock Corp., New York, NY.
Reel #320 (12/l/56)
Wisconsin Conservation and renewal of
natural resources. "Trees for Tomorrow" program informs the public and
plants trees. Eagle River, WI.
Illinois Manufacturing and assembling
toasters; housewares and appliances. Toastmaster Products, Elgin, IL.
California Preparing saddle leather,
luggage, and handbags. A.K. Salz Co., Santa Cruz, CA.
Michigan Manufacturing automobile
headlights. C.M. Hall Lamp Co., Greenfield Village, MI.
Reel #321 (12/8/56)
California Students visit grocery store
to learn about homemaking, to shop wisely and about the nutritional value of
food. Sponsored by Seventeen Magazine. Ralph's Supermarket, Los Angeles,
Wisconsin Men and women (including
numerous African Americans) work together in dry cleaning plant. If a button is
missing, they search for a new one in the button library. Spic and Span Dry
Cleaning, Milwaukee, WI.
Oklahoma Portable scales on trailer for
weighing cattle; farming. Paul's Portable Scales. Jack Hall's Ranch, Duncan, OK.
Connecticut Workers making attachments
for home sewing machines wear protective goggles. Eyesight preservation program;
health care. Griest Products, New Haven, CT.
Texas Experienced pilots learn new
procedures in pilot school; adult education. American Flyers, Inc., Fort Worth,
Utah Brightening and dimming of lights
used for stages and studios; theater . Ariel Davis, Salt Lake City, UT.
Wisconsin Manufacturing aluminum kitchen
supplies; housewares. Aluminum Speciality Co., Manitowac, WI.
Pennsylvania Tractors designed for
comfort with heating and air-conditioning. Protective cab with radio. Cockshutt
Farm Equipment Co., Bucks County, PA.
Reel #322 (12/15/56)
Reel #323 (12/22/56)
New York The New York State Fair offers
people opportunity to display their best. Through research, the Beacon Milling
Company developed balanced feed for farm animals. Beacon Milling Co., Cayuga,
Texas Manufacturing steel drums. Rheem
Manufacturing Co., Houston, TX.
Illinois Producing and testing golf
clubs. Nadco Sporting Goods, Chicago, IL.
California College students learn the
building trade by designing and decorating houses. Students learn about
appliances. Each class constructs a house. Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA.
Reel #324 (12/29/56) [RV 507.324]
Wisconsin Brewery provides yeast which
produces enzymes and co-enzymes important in fighting diseases. Pabst Brewing
Co., Milwaukee, WI.
Indiana Washing and cooking tomatoes.
Making ketchup; food industry. Stokely-Van Camp Co., Indianapolis, IN.
Massachusetts Electronics taught through
films for children. Science Electronics, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
California Art made from airplane parts.
San Diego Gallery of Fine Art, San Diego, CA.
New Jersey Truck trailers that go on
ships mean consumer savings. Shipping freight; containerization. Pan Atlantic
Steamship Corp., Port Newark, NJ.
Missouri Manufacturing Missouri
Meerschaum and corn cob pipes; tobacco industry. Washington, MO.
Illinois Lights that glow in the dark
without heat using zinc sulfide compound. Dials for watches and clocks. Luminous
Processes, Inc., Ottawa, IL.
California Trucks travel through rows
picking and packing lettuce without damaging the heads. Food industry; farming.
P. A. B. Manufacturing Company, Inc., Oakland, CA.
Reel #325 (1/5/57) [RV 507.325]
Pennsylvania C. R. Morrison developed
conveyer belts for the food industry from a polyester film made by Dupont. Other
uses are boil-in bags for frozen foods and toy airplane wings. Mohawk Supply
Co., Philadelphia, PA.
Illinois Fluid drive eliminates gear
shifting in automobiles. Hydraulic torque converter. Twin Disc Clutch Co.,
New York Preparing synthetic fibers for
use in machine-made comforters; textiles. Lockport Mills, Lockport, NY.
California Preparing cherries for candy,
including bleaching, machine removal of stems and pits, candying, sorting and
packaging. Food industry. Lyons-Magnus, Sebastopol, CA
Reel #326 (1/12/57) [RV 507.326]
Reel #327 (1/19/57)
Colorado Uranium mining company built
modern one-room schoolhouse for its employees' children. Beaver Mesa Uranium,
Inc., Beaver Mesa, CO.
Illinois Making chocolate-covered candy
with peanut butter inside; food industry. D. L. Clark Co., Evanston, IL.
New York Making, painting, assembling,
and packing aluminum benches, chairs and tables. Molla, Inc., Westbury, NY.
Kansas Captain Brown, a firefighter,
carves puppets and performs as a ventriloquist. Fire Station No. 2, Lawrence,
Reel #328 (1/26/57) [RV 507.328]
New Jersey Machines form metals into
tubes for such things as toothpaste and thermos jugs. The Suntube Co.,
Illinois Radio system gives emergency
vehicles remote control of traffic lights. Standard Coils Electronic Protection
Plant, Melrose Park, IL.
California Harvesting cotton with
machines. Mobile repair units fix mechanical cotton pickers; farming. W. B. Camp
and Sons, Bakersfield, CA.
Missouri Electrical power plant, located
near coal deposits. An artificial lake, stocked with fish, cools condensers and
creates new recreational facilities. Kansas City Power and Light Co., Clinton,
Reel #329 (2/2/57) [RV 507.329]
New Jersey Developing an air filter to
keep dirt from machines and operators. The company uses paper, resin, and
impregnated cellulose in its filters. Purolator Products, Rahway, NJ.
Missouri John Blair created a business
that uses cedar to make wooden boxes, whistles, and other items. Blair Cedar and
Novelty Co., Camdenton, MO.
California Noncombustible vinyl sheets
molded to look like brick. Produced in wall-sized sheets that can be installed
over plaster or wallboard; construction industry. Studio Brick, Inc., Hollywood,
Illinois Using electric power to produce
horse shoes; farming. Horseshoe Division, Phoenix Manufacturing Co., Joliet, IL.
Reel #330 (2/9/57)
Illinois Corn used to make over 500
products, including corn oil and syrup. Company provides support for high school
night courses. Corn Products Refining Co., Argo, IL.
Massachusetts Manufacturing doll clothes
for "Ginny Dolls." Founded by Jennie Graves who needed to support her
family. Vogue Dolls, Inc., Medford, MA.
Washington Making neon-gas panels that
display time and temperature. American Sign and Indicator Corp., Spokane, WA.
Texas Custom-designed interiors for
helicopters and airplanes. Horton and Horton, Fort Worth, TX.
Reel #331 (2/16/57)
Utah Extracting and preparing salt for
the table and forming it into blocks; food industry. Royal Salt Co., Great Salt
Illinois Manufacturing device to control
temperature of shower water. Powers Regulator Co., Skokie, IL.
Maine Making paper plates from a mixture
of pulp and water. Keyes Fiber Co., Waterville, ME.
Oregon The Holmes family gift wraps pears
from their orchards; food industry. Harry and David Holmes, OR.
Reel #332 (2/23/57) [RV507.332]
Michigan Integrating sphere measures the
light transmitted by a glass block. Research finances Owens-Illinois Glass
Company. Daylighting Laboratory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Oregon Converting timber into plywood in
an aircraft hangar. Diamond Lumber Co., Tillamook, OR.
New York Improving cameras to make them
more automatic. Obex Corp., Lynbrook, NY.
Texas Using helicopters to harvest nuts
by blowing pecans off trees. Helicopters save tomatoes from freezing by churning
layers of warm upper air downward; farming. W. T. Evers Pecan Farm, Denton, TX.
Utah Manufacturing sugar from sugar
beets. By-products used as livestock feed. Utah and Idaho Sugar Co., West
Massachusetts Consulting and research
firm concerned with shortage of science teachers has two employees alternate
duties each semester. One teaches high school and other works in company's lab.
Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Michigan Though crippled by polio as a
child, businesswoman designs and produces greeting cards. Gwen Frostic,
Missouri Using modern equipment,
including air conditioned milking parlors, to produce milk at low cost. Sky-Go
Farms, Fulton, MO.
Reel #333 (3/2/57)
New York Office work more pleasant and
efficient through electronics. Pneumatic tubes carry paper work from office to
office. Remote control applied to dictation of correspondence. Standard Vacuum
Oil Co., White Plains, NY.
Michigan Producing mufflers to quiet
engines while maintaining engine power. Walker Manufacturing Co., Jackson, MI.
Massachusetts Making leather and rawhide
mallets for hammering without damaging materials. Turner & Cook, Southfield,
Indiana Harvesting mint and removing the
oil. Oil used in chewing gum, candies, and as the menthol in pharmaceutical
items. Remaining leaves used as fertilizer. South Bend, IN.
Reel #334 (3/9/57)
Reel #335 (3/16/57) [RV 507.335]
Massachusetts Henry Ellis Warren invented
synchronous electric clock. Regulated by pulsations from electric current
without connecting cord. General Electric Telechron, Ashland, MA.
Oregon Raising, pruning, and packaging
holly. Brownell Farms, Milwaukie, OR.
New York Making dies from which castings
are formed. Training die-makers. Precision Castings Division, Harsco Corp.,
Arizona Modified "kai babs"
(shoes made by Hopi Indians from Spanish conquistador design) used as modern
sportswear. Tucson, AR.
Indiana Campaign to reduce oversupply of
tomatoes by promoting new recipes and reminding public of their nutritional
value. Can Manufacturers' Institute, IN.
Texas Woman develops a bookrest first in
ceramic, then plastic, that is sold nationwide. Fort Worth, TX.
New York Making fastening devices for
men's clothes. Wearing Madras shirts and Ivy League trousers make fashion
statement; apparel industry. Waldes Kohinoor, Inc., Long Island City, NY.
Massachusetts Making styrofoam, a
light-weight material that is easily shaped, is useful as an insulator and as
packaging for electronic components. Dow Chemical, Somerville, MA.
Reel #336 (3/23/57)
Reel #337 (3/30/57) [RV 507.337]
Utah Making dynamite at Bacchus Works,
using nitro-glycerine mixed with other ingredients. Machinery powered by steam
and compressed air. Hercules Powder Co., UT.
Pennsylvania A refugee from behind the
Iron Curtain starts new life. His drafting skills are in demand and he can look
forward to having a car and a home. Alan Wood Steel Co., Conshohocken, PA.
Connecticut Producing mobile ground
support units that supply power to start engines, test and service jets owned by
Defense Department. Aircraft Div., Consolidated Diesel Electric Corp., Stamford,
Michigan Association of Americans and
Canadians allows people to send flowers great distances. Florists' Telegraph
Delivery Association, Detroit, MI.
Reel #338 (4/6/57)
Oregon An emergency radio system located
on Roxy Ann Mountain owned by logging and lumbering firms. System keeps men who
work in forest in touch through "Handie-Talkie" sets. Southern Oregon
Conservation and Tree Farm Association, Jackson County, OR.
Massachusetts Transforming steel into
firearms. Company promotes safety through program of awards to gun clubs.
Development of gun that fires a lifeline for use by Coast Guard, police and fire
departments. Harrington and Richardson, Inc. Worcester, MA.
New York Boy learns about factories and
mechanized production. Modern factory design. General Electric, Schenectedy, NY.
Michigan Making checkerboards in wood.
Manufacturing plastic checkers and chessmen; entertainment. William F. Drucke
and Sons, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI.
Reel #339 (4/13/57) (duplicate of #359)
Ohio Giant grain elevator, run by
Anderson family, has large retail market next door. Store attracts business to
grain facilities. Maumee, OH.
Maryland Electronic device for opening
garage doors by remote control. Good salesmanship with demonstrations develops
market for new device. Rado Corp., Baltimore, MD.
Oregon Light-weight neoprene rubber
molded into hundreds of items, including rollers used in paper mills and buffers
for boating enthusiasts. Griffith Rubber Co., Portland, OR.
Michigan JETS, the Junior Engineering
Technical Society, is a nationwide club for students interested in engineering;
education. Engineering School, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Connecticut Pre-fabricated house
components manufactured in a factory combined create individualized houses;
construction industry. Fabricators, Inc., Norwalk, CT.
Michigan Manufacturing tricks for magic
trade; entertainment. Abbott's House of Magic, Colon, MI.
Pennsylvania Making wetting agent to
fight dust in industry; clean air. Johnson-March Corp., Philadelphia, PA.
Ohio A secretary, Mary Smith, gets patent
on supply drawer that fits under typewriter shelf. Idea incorporated into
assembly line of office furniture manufacturer. Woman inventor. Globe Wernicke,
Reel #340 (4/20/57)
Oregon Consulting agricultural
specialists help farmers install appropriate irrigation systems to conserve
rainwater. New demands for electricity; agriculture and environment. Portland
General Electric Co., Portland, OR.
Ohio Precision measuring gauges made with
interchangeable parts. Laboratory named for Eli Whitney who developed concept of
interchangeable parts. The Sheffield Corp., Dayton, OH.
Pennsylvania Nottingham loom makes lace
that copies handwork of traditional makers. Seamless lace allows creation of new
patterns. Textiles. Scranton Lace Co., Scranton, PA.
New York Two sisters run Madison Avenue
pipe shop where tobacco blends are mixed. Sell "natural" or
unvarnished wooden pipes. Misses Anna and Louisa Wilke, New York, NY.
Reel #341 (4/27/57)
Reel #342 (5/4/57)[RV 507.342]
New York Collecting house dust for
developing serum to treat people allergic to dust. Pharmaceutical industry helps
relieve symptoms of hayfever and asthma. Endo Laboratories, New York, NY.
Michigan Sheila Forshee developed idea of
way to dispose of paint-saturated water using disposable curtains for paint
booths. Woman inventor. Newcomb-Detroit Co., Detroit, MI.
Vermont Treating scrap mica with chemical
and heat treatments to form large sheets with uniform electrical insulating
properties. Samica Corp., Rutland, VT.
Texas Attendant hooks basket to car,
fills basket, and keeps running tab so women can shop at drive through market
without leaving their car. Drive-Thru Market, Houston, TX.
Reel #343 (5/11/57)[RV 507.343]
Connecticut Town finances equipment and
construction of a plant for manufacturing paper towelettes used for washing face
and hands; sanitation. Employees design many of their own tools. R. R. Williams
Co. and Industrial Development Association, Canaan, CT.
Ohio The wallpaper industry and a school
for paperhangers. Cleveland, OH.
Washington Making specialized glass that
scientists can look through to see 'hot" cells in atomic research without
danger from radiation. Penberthy Instrument Co., Seattle, WA.
Florida Fresh orange juice pumped onto
sea-going tanker, the S. S. "Tropicana," for delivery to New York
where shipped to processing plants; food industry. Fruit Industries, Inc.,
Reel #344 (5/18/57)
Michigan Manufacturing satellite, made of
magnesium alloy, to be sent into space as part of Project Vanguard. Brooks and
Perkins, Inc., Detroit, MI.
Connecticut New careers for women as
engineering aides or assistants in jet aircraft industry. These "girls free
the engineers for more demanding, original research." Hamilton Standard
Division, United Aircraft, Windsor Locks, CT.
California Picking, processing, and
packing dates. Automatic machine for pitting; food industry. California Date
Growers' Association, Coachella Valley, CA.
U.S.A." manufactures iron barbells to improve physical fitness of
businessmen. York Barbell Co., York, PA.
New York Parents employed in scientific
industries advise new high school on type of chemistry laboratory equipment to
install and gather information on industrial scholarships. Parents Advisory
Councils, Carle Place, NY.
Pennsylvania Large air compressors used
to bring pulverized rock to surface in process of drilling for natural gas. Keta
Gas and Oil Co., Indiana, PA.
Massachusetts Making burglar alarms using
radar waves that detect movement. Radar Eye Corp., Natick, MA.
Texas Vince Genovese, U. S. Air Force
baseball star, teaches sports to boys as a way to prevent juvenile deliquency.
Samuels & Co., Dallas, TX.
Reel #345 (5/25/57)
Reel #346 (6/l/57)
Ohio Using airplanes to photograph
potential sites for mining. Special camera creates three-dimensional
transparency from two negatives. Aerial Surveys, Inc., Cleveland, OH.
Virginia Making wrinkle-resistant cotton
cloth by impregnating it with special fluid. Columbia University professor
develops a "Fabricometer" to measure wrinkles. Dan River Mills, Inc.,
Pennsylvania Developing a door hinge that
requires no mortising; construction industry. McKinney Manufacturing Co.,
New York Dage Division of Thompson
Products supplies television receivers and cameras to give fast information on
seat availability on Pennsylvania Railroad. Pennsylvania Station, New York, NY.
Virginia A working reproduction of the
1608 glass blowing facility; historic reenactment. Glasshouse Foundation,
Michigan Architectural firm uses small
three-dimensional scale models made of cardboard and plastic to visualize
buildings. Eberle M. Smith, Detroit, MI.
North Carolina Modern plant manufactures
and packages cigarettes; tobacco industry.
P. Lorillard Co., Greensboro, NC.
Colorado Company President Kolowich helps
former college basketball stars find jobs when their athletic days end.
Denver-Chicago Trucking Co., Denver, CO.
Reel #347 (6/8/57)
Delaware Engineers at proving ground
resolve problem of runways that are too short. Jet-powered car pushes test
planes to simulate take-off and landing without plane leaving the ground. Using
a catapult to boost jet into the air without long take-off. All American
Engineering Co., Wilmington, DE.
Kentucky Frank Reeves developed system of
placing photographed pieces of clothing, including hats, coats, and dresses, on
"mug shots" to aid in criminal identification. Showing women how they
would look with new haircut. Reeves' Identifiers, Louisville, KY.
New Jersey Manufacturing electro-plating
machines; machines in operation at Hamilton Standard Division of United
Aircraft. Hansen-Van Winkle Munning Co., Matawan, NJ.
Indiana Making violins for home players
and square dancers. Charles Kelly, Borden, IN.
Reel #348 (6/15/57)
Maryland High school using closed-circuit
television instruction. Experimental program to solve teacher and classroom
shortages. Sponsored by the Radio-Electronics-Television Manufacturers
Association and the Fund for the Advancement of Education. South Hagerstown High
School, South Hagerstown, MD.
Washington, DC Desiging and printing
postage stamps. Bureau of Printing & Engraving, Treasury Dept., Washington,
Arkansas Company encourages better
engineering by giving money to customers who make improvements to its model
airplane engines. Fox Manufacturing Co., Fort Smith, AR.
Kentucky Digging wild herbs and selling
them to a druggist; the environment. Some roots recognized in the U.S.
Pharmacolopoeia and the National Formulary. Others used for seasoning and
scenting. Sim Brackett, Oldham County, KY.
Reel #349 (6/22/57) [RV 507.349]
Pennsylvania Manufacturing surgical
equipment, including surgical lights, tables, and a sterilizer that uses sound
waves to clean instruments. American Sterilizer Co., Erie, PA.
New York Making fishing line in a 140
year old company. B. F. Gladding Co., South Otselic, NY.
New Jersey Mass producing modern plumbing
equipment; construction industry. American Standard, Trenton, NJ.
Missouri Protecting buildings and large
trees from lightning. Using model homes to see what happens when lightning
strikes. National Lightning Protection Co., St. Louis, MO.
Reel #350 (6/29/57)
New Jersey Making injectable
pharmaceutical materials in a sterile environment. Air cleaning system and
mobile ultra-violet units clean air in a "positive pressure"
atmosphere. Schering Pharmaceutical Corp., Union, NJ.
Ohio A national chain of hamburger
stands. Company owns steel plant to manufacture its equipment and a paper
company to manufacture employees' hats. Managerial training program for young
men. White Castle Systems, Inc., Columbus, OH.
Connecticut Making paper dress patterns
for Vogue Pattern Service. Parisian high fashion designs available to American
women. Includes pattern made from a design by Patou. Conde Nast Publications,
Inc., Greenwich, CT.
Missouri Conversion of an automobile
showroom into a public library. Machines speed book repairs. Dictation machines
save paperwork by recording books borrowed. Mobile units take books to readers.
St. Louis County Library, St Louis, MO.
No Reels #351-352
Reel #353 (7/20/57) [RV 507.353]
New York Radio transmitter inside a
capsule can be swallowed and detect changes in pressure exerted by the body's
internal organs. Antenna transmits information to a cathode oscillograph.
Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, Veteran's Administration, and Radio
Corporation of America, New York, NY.
Minnesota Air conditioned shopping center
with roofed interior. Closed circuit television keeps shoppers safe; security.
Courtyard has exhibitions, escalators and interior "streets."
Southdale Regional Shopping Center, Minneapolis, MN.
Pennsylvania Improvements in piston ring
design meant fewer sales as rings lasted longer. Company uses same materials to
make spiral toys. Wilkening Manufacturing Co., Philadelphia, PA.
Ohio New housing development strains
capacity of schoolhouse. Developer allocates new houses for use as schools while
new school is built. Huber Heights, OH.
Reel #354 (7/27/57)
Texas In "Aviation Hot Lab"
robot manipulates materials for possible use in atomic powered aircraft. Testing
hexadecanat to form protective layer on water to reduce evaporation. Testing
samples of clays found in southwest for industrial uses. Southwest Research
Institute, San Antonio, TX.
New Jersey Making graphite crucibles for
pouring castings. Joseph Dixon Crucible Co., Jersey City, NJ.
Michigan Developing the Dockleveler for
bridging gap between a truck body and a loading platform to create a smooth
bridge. T. and S. Equipment Co., Albion, MI.
Tennessee Restoring Davy Crockett's
boyhood home with hand-riven wooden shingles or shakes. Cliff Fletcher splits
shakes from white oak trees. Crockett Tavern, Morristown, TN.
Reel # 355 (8 /3/57) [RV 507.355]
Ohio Testing irradiated tires for atomic
powered aircraft of the future. Tires exposed to cobalt-60 are harder. Goodyear
Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, OH.
New York Manufacturing pencils, including
moisture-resistant pencil, weatherproof pencil, and pencil that writes on glass.
Lead Pencil Manufacturers' Association, New York, NY.
Mississippi Selling pecan seedlings to
farmers, nurserymen, and homeowners. Grafting trees for better production. Bass
Pecan Co., Lumberton, MS.
Michigan Roy Lowe invented a mobile
cafeteria, the "Autoteria." Unit serves lunch at eighteen factories
and can serve 500 people with one waitress. Detroit, MI.
Reel #356 (8/10/57)
Indiana Improving farm production by
adding antibiotics and tranquilizers to poultry and cattle feed. Some results
checked by "mechanical cow" that simulates cow's first stomach.
Stronger egg shells. Agricultural Research and Development Center, Charles
Pfizer and Co., Terre Haute, IN.
New York Retreading rubber tires;
recycling. Daleley Tire Service, Monsey, NY.
Mississippi Converting logs into
furniture. Veneer mill peels logs for use as panelling. Mississippi Products,
Inc., Jackson, MS.
Michigan Women home service advisors
addresss schools and clubs about electrical appliances that can be used in
homes. Detroit Edison Co., Detroit, MI.
Reel #357 (8/17/57) [RV 507.357]
Connecticut Manufacturers assemble parts
for missiles in a dust-free area. Assembly area made of chrome, stainless steel,
plastic, and glass. Fafnir Bearing Co., New Britain, CT.
Louisiana Pine stumps are in demand for
rosins, turpentine, and pine oil. Pine oil used in household cleansers,
deodorizers, and whiteners. Crosby Chemicals Inc., De Ritter, LA, and Dumas
Milner Corp., Jackson, MS.
Michigan Making do-it-yourself cabinet
kits for speakers and other hi-fi phonograph equipment. Electro-Voice, Inc.,
New Jersey Building mobile ice cream
parlors on standard truck chassis. Sold to dealers who buy a franchise along
with truck. Vincentown, NJ. Polar Cub Mobile Units, Inc., Vincentown, NJ.
Reel #358 (8/24/57) [RV 507.358]
Indiana Making band instruments. High
speed electronic computers calculate acoustical formulae to improve design of
wind instruments. C. G. Conn, Ltd., Elkhart, IN.
Connecticut Solving the problem of
friction-generated heat in automobile brakes. Raybestos-Manhattan, Inc.,
Oklahoma Aerojet-General Nucleonics of
California manufactures small atomic reactors and cut-away models for
educational purposes. Oklahoma University, Oklahoma City, OK.
Michigan Adding special cells to fool
bees into making more "royal jelly" used in cosmetics and capsules;
agriculture. Prairie View Honey Co., Detroit, MI.
Reel #359 (Duplicate of #339)
Connecticut Pre-fabricated house
components manufactured in a factory combined create individualized houses;
construction industry. Fabricators, Inc., Norwalk, CT.
Michigan Manufacturing tricks for magic
trade; entertainment. Abbott's House of Magic, Colon, MI.
Pennsylvania Making wetting agent to
fight dust in industry; clean air. Johnson-March Corp., Philadelphia, PA.
Ohio A secretary, Mary Smith, gets patent
on supply drawer that fits under typewriter shelf. Idea incorporated into
assembly line of office furniture manufacturer. Woman inventor. Globe Wernicke,
No Reel #360
Reel #361 (9/14/57) [RV 507.361]
California Shipping wood pulp from
British Columbia by tanker built by National Bulk Carriers. Water used to force
pulp from ship into storage tanks. Paper making machines. Crown Zellerbach,
Maryland Developing truck body for use
with front wheel drive. Height of body can be adjusted to loading dock for
quicker loading. Thompson Trailer Co., Pikesville, MD.
Louisiana Processing shrimp at a cannery
where catch is cleaned, cooked, canned, and sterilized by machines; food
industry. Robinson Canning Co., Westwego, LA.
New Jersey Developing machine process
that cuts the cost of diamond tipped phonograph needles. Walco Products, Inc.,
East Orange, NJ.
Reel #362 (9/21/57)
Florida Missiles radio to earth
information about atmospheric conditions. Equipment takes readings and
measurements and converts data into radio signals. New science called telemetry.
Telemetry van travels to pick up remote signals. Radiation, Inc., Melbourne, FL.
North Carolina Studying how and why salt
water and salt air corrode industrial products. Products including woods,
metals, and fibers immersed in the ocean and then analyzed in a laboratory.
International Nickel Co., Kure Beach, NC.
Illinois Developing automatic tea-making
machine, the Teamaker, that makes a uniform product meeting specifications of
the National Restaurant Association and Tea Council of the U.S.A. Food Machinery
and Chemical Corp., Hoopeston, IL.
New York Woman artist uses power tools as
paint brushes and stainless steel as a canvas to create murals. Murals created
for General Motors Technical Center in Warren, MI, National Carbon Co., in
Parma, OH, and Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, NY. Mrs. Buell Mullen (artist),
New York, NY.
Reel #363 (9/28/57)
Illinois Light rays strike photo-electric
cell, automatically adjusting exposure of a camera. Bell and Howell, Chicago,
Louisiana Steel railway rails welded
together to create a "long rail." Reduces maintenance costs. Southern
Pacific, Lafayette, LA.
Michigan Advice on how to take care of a
car and make it last longer. Automobile Manufacturers' Association, Detroit, MI.
California Barbara and Donn Sigerson,
industrial designer and engineer, designed a dish-like metal toy called the
"Tumble Top." The steps required to get product mass produced and
distributed. Allwork, Inc., Oakland, CA.
Reel #364 (10/5/57)
Florida Mining phosphate at the Noralyn
mine. Phosphate used as fertilizer, livestock feed, and in chemical
laboratories. International Minerals and Chemical Corp., Bartow, FL.
Illinois Engraving music and then
printing it through process called offset lithography. Rayner, Dalheim Co.,
Ohio Developing tires that are 100%
Butyl, a synthetic rubber. Pennsylvania Tire Co. Mansfield, OH and Esso Research
and Engineering Co., San Antonio, TX.
New York Reopening and deepening channels
with dredges. Creating usable land by pumping silt and sand into marshes;
environment. Ellicott Machine Corp., Shinnecock Bay, NY.
Reel #365 (10/12/57)
Massachusetts Research to improve
intercontinental missile re-entry through use of a shock tube that simulates
conditions. Avco Research Laboratory, Everett, MA.
Indiana Making mats of horse, cow, and
hog hair to be used in upholstering furniture. Blocksom and Co., Michigan City,
California Inventing and manufacturing
the "Dialaphone," an automatic dialing machine using punched holes.
James Kilburg (inventor), San Mateo, CA.
North Carolina Outdoor laboratory
experiments with lights for roadways. Included are filament lights, mercury
lights, and flourescent lights. General Electric Co., Hendersonville, NC.
Reel #366 [RV 507.366]
California "House of the
Future" at Disneyland shows how plastics will change our lives. Dishwasher
cleans by high frequency radio waves; watchdog television cameras to introduce
visitors. Monsanto Chemical Co., Anaheim, CA.
New York An ingot of special alloy steel
is made stronger by electrode process where impurities are removed. Allegheny
Ludlum Steel Corp., Watervliet, NY.
Minnesota Salting peanuts inside the
shell by forcing vaporized salt water through the shell; food industry. Fisher
Nut Co., St. Paul, MN.
New Jersey Assembling Edsels, an
automobile, using sign language to communicate over the noise. Ford Assembly
Plant, Mahwah, NJ.
Reel #367 (10/26/57)
Minnesota Milling limestone. Using stone
facades in construction. Synchronizing work at mill and home site. Babcock Co.,
Connecticut Installing adequate
electrical wiring in homes. New Canaan, CT.
New Jersey "Cross-dyeing"
technique in which cloth dyed in various colors and patterns in one operation.
Finishing processes of textiles. Fairlawn-Richmond Finishing Co., Fairlawn, NJ.
North Carolina Civic improvements,
including new Presbyterian College, hospital, and community swimming pool,
through voluntary contributions. Laurinburg, NC.
Reel #368 (11/2/57)
Arizona Developing an air motor powered
by jet exhaust to reduce jet speed after landing. Airsearch Division, Garrett
Corp., Phoenix, AZ.
South Carolina A cafeteria on wheels, a
"Mobilteria," used to deliver meals to hospital patients. Developed by
staff of McLeod Infirmary. Hood Gardner Hotel Supply Corp., Florence, SC.
Minnesota Assemblying fishing rods using
parts manufactured by other firms. Subcontracting to other small businesses.
Denison-Johnson, Mankato, MN.
Connecticut Welcoming families to new
community and company. Company hostesses greet wives and help locate babysitters
and laudromats. Electric Boat Division, General Dynaics Corp., Groton, CT.
Reel #369 (11/9/57)
Massachusetts Using electronic membrane
systems to purify salt water. Ionics, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce helps
companies expand and encourages new businesses to settle in the town. Jobs
Building, Inc., Albert Lea, MN.
Washington Tips on buying houses;
construction. National Association of Home Building, Washington, DC.
Indiana Harry Randall makes harpsichords
as a hobby. H. and A. Selmer, Inc., Elkhart, IN.
Reel #370 (11/17/57)
California Machining metal by chemical
milling. United States Chemical Milling Co., Manhattan Beach, CA.
New York Recycling scrap paper into
boxboard. Columbia Boxboard, Inc., Chatham, NY.
Massachusetts Making Necco wafers candy;
food industry. New England Confectionary Co., Cambridge, MA.
Texas Lee Simpson invents a robot motor
boat called a "Ski-Horse" controlled by the water skier. Lake Austin,
Reel #371 (11/23/57) [RV 507.371]
Ohio Foreign visitors study U.S. tools,
techniques, and lifestyle. Armco Steel Corp., Middletown, OH.
Iowa Producing spray nozzles and related
parts. Delavan Manufacturing Co., Des Moines, IA.
New Jersey Making street signs. Traffic
and Street Sign Co., Newark, NJ.
Minnesota Making "Scotchguard,"
a compound that makes fabrics stain resistant. Minnesota Mining and
Manufacturing Co., St. Paul, MN.
Reel #372 (11/30/57)
New York Designing and building
refineries and petrochemical plants around the world. Electronic computers
perform calculations in minutes. Scale models for testing purposes. M. W.
Kellogg Co., New York, NY.
Indiana Making saxophones with customized
engraving. H. and A. Selmer, Inc., Elkhart, IN.
Texas Donald Mitchell invented a
lightweight automatic pilot, the Airboy Co-pilot, for small planes. Mineral
Minnesota Manufacturing, testing, and
improving outboard boat motors. Scott Atwater Manufacturing Co., Minneapolis,
Reel #373 (12/7/57)
Oregon Building log cabins for hunters
and fishermen in the Wallowa Country with the help of a McCulloch chain saw. La
Texas Making building blocks from crushed
shale treated with high temperatures. Texcrete Division, Texas Industries,
Pennsylvania Scientists study chips of
hardwood logs and discover different types of pulp that can be made into high
quality paper. Hammermill Paper Co., Erie, PA.
Texas P. J. Norris, a blind man,
manufactures cleaning plugs for oil well pipes. He and his wife live
independently; disabilities. Petroleum Industry Equipment Division, Alco
Products, Port Arthur, TX.
Reel #374 (12/14/57)
Wisconsin Making tractors with diesel
engines; agriculture. J.I. Case Co., Racine, WI.
Texas Making customized jail cells;
prisons. More light and air make cells more humane. Southern Steel Co., San
Indiana Uniform painting of bicycles and
other objects using a disc atomizer and an electrostatic charge. Ransburg
Electro-Coating Corp., Indianapolis, IN.
Pennsylvania Making Stetson cowboy hats
that protect eyes, keep dust out of hair, and can even be used as a horse
feedbag. John B. Stetson Co., Philadelphia, PA.
Reel #375 (12/21/57) [RV 507.375]
New Jersey Using ultrasonic waves in
industry. Ultrasonic soldering irons fuse aluminum or magnesium without flux or
special surface treatment. Drilling holes in hard materials. Cleaning objects
immersed in water by sound waves. Gulton Industries, Inc., Metuchen, NJ.
New York Manufacturing railroad equipment
for use overseas, especially India. Diesel locomotive school. Alco Products,
Inc., Schenectady, NY.
Texas Making plastic that can withstand
high temperatures produced by natural gas. New product is called Marlex 50 and
is a polyethelyne. Phillips Chemical Co., of Phillips Petroleum, Pasadena,TX.
California Invention allows drivers,
particularly policemen and taxi drivers, to read and write while driving.
Patrolman Gale Wilson, inventor. Car Desk Co., Vernon, CA.
Reel #376 (12/28/57)
California Improving company morale
through employee opinion surveys. Polling conducted by Psychological Services,
Inc., Garrett Corp., Los Angeles, CA.
West Virginia Steel used in manufacturing
chimney corsets which hold together tall smoke stacks. Reich-Huntington Iron
Works, Huntington, West Virginia.
Texas Unique building roofed with a
series of hyperbolic paraboloids made in concrete. Texas Instruments, Inc.,
Maryland Making "straw" Panama
hats out of Dynel, a plastic. Hopkins Hats, Baltimore, MD.
Reel #377 (1/4/58) [RV 507.377]
How industry and private citizens prepare for
and cope with both natural disasters as well as those man has brought upon
himself as a price of progress. Kanawha Valley Industry Emergency Council, WV,
formed by industrial directors to prevent avoidable disasasters. Industry goes
beyond legal requirements in its concern for public health and safety.
No Reels #378-380
Reel #381 (2/l/58) [RV 507.381]
Science and Youth Preparing today's youth
to become tomorrow's scientists. Oklahoma oil company allows employees' children
to use its laboratories to carry out science projects. Radiation, Inc., of
Orlando, FL, has a program of summer jobs for high school students and provides
scholarships. Science Electronics, Inc., makes chemistry and electronic sets as
toys. Carle Place High School parents' science council helps school acquire
scientific equipment. Arthur D. Little Co. of Cambridge, MA, hires two employees
to share duties, one working in the laboratory while the other teaches.
No Reels #382-384
Reel #385 (3/l/58) [RV 507.385]
Billion Dollar Breakfast American
industry improves the quality, variety, and freshness of food resulting in
nutritious breakfasts. Development of toasters, heat controls for stoves, safe
milk, instant coffee, cereal shot from guns, and eggs with harder shells less
likely to break. Mass production brings price down. Filmed at: Robertshaw Fulton
Controls Co., Irwin, PA; Pepperidge Farm, Inc., Norwalk, CT; Brown & Secomb
Fruit Auction, New York, NY; Quaker Oats, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA; Supplee-Wills-Jones
Milk Co., Philadelphia, PA; Beacon Milling Co., Cayuga, NY; Onondaga Pottery
Co., Syracuse, NY; Nestle Co., Freehold, NJ.
No Reel #386
Reel #387 (3/15/58)
The Welcome Mat Americans are on the move
from one section of the country to another. Small towns need to persuade new
industries to locate there while other communities campaign to dissuade settled
industries from moving.. Developing selling points such as man-made lakes,
dredged channels, improved highways, and up-to-date police and fire service.
Filmed at: Washee Development Corp., Reno, NV; Jobs Building, Inc., Albert Lea,
MN; Armco Steel, Middletown, OH; Good Roads Association, Batavia, NY; Kawneer
Co., Niles, MI; Georgia Power Co., Manchester, GA; Franklin Development, Inc.,
Franklin, NH; Magnavox, Greenville, TN; and American Safety Razor, Staunton, VA.
No Reel #388-390
Reel #391 (4/12/58)
Quest for Oil America imports a million
gallons of oil daily, a complicated and costly proposition. America requires
petroleum for fuel and lubricants and for by-products such as mineral oil,
asphalt, paraffin, plastics, synthetic fibers, and synthetic rubber. New oil
reserves sought worldwide. Filmed at: Phillips Petroleum, Pasadena, TX; Aero
Service, Inc., Philadelphia, PA; L. Sonneborne Sons, Inc., Petrolia, PA; Creole
Petroleum Corp., Maracaibo, Venezuela; Shell Development Co., National Lead Co.,
(Baroid Division) and Houston Oil Field Material Co., Houston, TX; Sure Seal
Wax, Bountiful, UT; and Century Geophysical Corp., Tulsa, OK.
No Reels #392-395
Reel #396 (5/17/58)
The Long Haul The railroad opened the
West by connecting communities and transporting agricultural and industrial
products. New diesel locomotives, improved springs on freight cars, welded
rails, and improved methods of freight handling. Shipping coal and other mine
products, forest and agricultural products (including animals), and manufactured
goods. Filmed at: Pennsylvania Railroad, New York, NY; Evans Product Co.,
Plymouth, MI; Union Pacific Railroad, Cheyenne, WY; Southern Pacific Co.,
Lafayette, LA; Pullman-Standard Mfg. Co., Chicago, IL; American Car &
Foundry, Huntington, WV; Paxton Mitchell Co., Omaha, NE; Erie Railroad,
Cleveland, OH; Great Northern Railroad, Duluth, MN, and Westinghouse Air Brake
Co., Pittsburgh, PA.
Reel #397 (5/24/58) [RV 507.397]
Looking at Glass Modern technology allows
for a new range of glass items that can be used in industry. Plate glass used in
new construction, hand shaped glass used to make laboratory implements for
chemical industry, and Pyrex and fiberglass used increasingly in factories and
homes. Mass production allows millions of incandescent light bulbs to be made in
a day. Radiant glass panels may heat the home of tomorrow. Filmed at: Corning
Corp., Pittsburgh, PA; Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY; Anchor Hocking Glass
Corp., Lancaster, OH; Continental Radiant Glass Heating Corp., New York, NY;
American Air Filter Co., Inc., Louisville, KY; Macalaster-Bicknell Co., New
Haven, CT; Pfaudler Co., Rochester, NY; Blenko Glass Co., Milton, WV; and H.
Koch & Sons, Corte Madera, CA.
Reel #398 (5/31/58)
Improving on Nature Industrial
conservation. Re-forestation program. Using hardwood for crates and veneer and
laminated wood for ships, church arches, baseball bats, bowling pins, and water
skis. Timber Structures Corp., Portland, OR; Western Pine Association.
Reel #399 (6/7/58) [RV 507.399]
The Tools of Medicine Researching and
producing medical equipment, such as operating tables and lights, sterilizers,
X-ray machines, surgical instruments, contact lenses, artificial lungs,
crutches, respirators, bandages, and even a "radio pill" with a tiny
FM transmitter. Filmed at: House of Pilling, Philadelphia, PA; Henniker Crutch
Co., Warner, NH; Obrig Laboratories, New York, NY; Chesebrough-Pond's, Inc.,
McKee's Rock, PA; Hood-Gardner Hotel Supply Co., Charlotte, NC; General Electric
X-Ray Department, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York, NY;
Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, IL; American Sterilizer Co., Erie, PA; The Maico
Co., Inc., Minneapolis, MN; and J. J. Monaghan Co., Denver, CO.
No Reel #400
Reel #401 (6/21/58)
Beauty on the Production Line American
women and their appearance; accessories help her "feel like a million
dollars." View of industries that create diamond and costume jewelry,
shoes, hats, cosmetics, perfumes, watches, and eyeglass frames. Filmed at: Vogue
Patterns, New York, NY; Pioneer Suspender Co., Darby, PA; Lilly Dache Hats, New
York, NY; May Manufacturing Co., Woodside, LI, NY; Avon Products, New York, NY;
Kaibab Buckskin, Inc., Tucson, AZ; Harry Winston, Inc., New York, NY; Elgin
National Watch Co., Elgin, IL; and Singer Sewing Machine Co., New York, NY.
No Reels #402-404
Reel #405 (7/12/58) [RV507.405]
Power in the Yard Increased leisure
allows more time for yard care. Manufacturing power tools to ease once tiring
jobs. Industry has developed the power handle, power lawn mowers, garden
tractors for fertilizing, sprinklers, home snowplows, and radio controlled
garage doors. Swimming pools are now a do-in-yourself possibility. Filmed at:
Rowco Mfg. Co., Inc., Keene, NH; Porter Cable Co., Syracuse, NY; Hiller
Engineering Corp., Redwood City, CA; Toro Manufacturing Corp., Minneapolis, MN;
Choremaster, Cincinnati, OH; and Asplundh Tree Expert Co., Jenkintown, PA.
No Reel #406
Reel #407 (8/2/58)
Cotton Holds Its Own Growing cotton with
new machines, fertilizers, and seeds. Cotton seed turned into oil and other
products. Low-calorie flour from cotton-seed hulls. Fiber board and explosives
are other uses of cotton. New treatments of cotton fibers result in
wrinkle-resistant cloth with resistance to stains. Tufting machines produce
cotton carpeting. Filmed at: E.T. Barwick Mills, Inc., Lafayette, GA; Delta
& Pine Land Co., Scott, MS; National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN; W.B. Camp
& Sons, Bakersfield, CA; Continental Diamond Fibre Co., Newark, DE;
Treesdale Laboratories & Textile Processing Co., Pittsburgh, PA; Minnesota
Mining & Manufacturing Co., St. Paul, MN; Wesson Oil & Snow Drift Co.,
New Orleans, LA; Dan River Mills, Inc., Danville, VA; BVD, New York, NY; Nutty
Brown Mills, Cedar Valley, TX; and Fair Lawn Finishing Co., Fair Lawn, NY.
No Reels #408-415
Reel #416 (10/4/59)
The Science of Smallness Miniaturization
of parts provides more function, service, and convenience. Smaller automatic
pilots; gyroscopes made with tiny bearings; miniature devices in satellites;
compact televisions; smaller computers or "electric brains;" smaller,
more powerful automobile engines; hearing aids with microphones, receivers and
amplifiers fit in eyeglass frames. Filmed at: Globe Union, Inc., Milwaukee, WI;
Regency Radio, Indianapolis, IN; Miniature Precision Bearings, Keene, NH; U. S.
Time Corporation, Waterbury, CT; Lear, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI; and Royal McBee
Co., Port Chester, NY.
Reel #417 (10/11/58)
Waste Not, Want Not American industry
saves natural resources by recycling. Timber company salvages charred logs after
a forest fire in Tillamook, OR for cardboard and sawdust. Recycling paper and
making boxboard. Making raw steel from scrap metal; slag treated to make
rock-wool insulation. Using broken glass in air filters. Taking coal from a
river, cleaning, and reclaiming it. Filmed at: Charmin Paper Mills, Green Bay,
WI; Weyerhaeuser Timber Co, Tacoma, WA; Crosby Forest Products Co., Picayune,
MS; W. A. Sheaffer Pen Co., Fort Madison, IA; Forest Fiber Products Co., Forest
Grove, OR; Pennsylvania Water & Power Co., Baltimore, MD; Munford Co., Inc.,
Atlanta, GA; and American Air Filter Co., Louisville, KY.
No Reels #418-419
The Phantom Servants Gasses vital to the
industrial economy. Oxygen used to refine steel in the Basic Oxygen Furnace and,
with acetylene gas, used to cut steel. Using carbon dioxide in fire
extinguishers, dry ice, and carbonated beverages. Ammonia used for fertilizer.
Inert gasses used as propellant and in light bulbs. Propane gas for cooking and
heating. Using chlorine in pools to purify water. Filmed at: Otto Bernz Co.,
Rochester, NY; Carbon Dioxice & Chemical Co., Wellington, UT; American Sign
& Indicator, Spokane, WA; Southeastern Liquid Fertilizer Co., Albany, GA;
Chemetron's National Cylinder Gas Division, Chicago, IL; and Ohio Fuel Gas Co.,
No Reels #421-422
Reel #423 (11/25/58)
A Matter of Taste Producing flavoring for
food. Tasters test coffee, tea, and wine. Producing pepper, salt, and mint in
the U.S. and importing other spices. Making Tabasco sauce using old and new
methods. Using fresh fruits as flavorings for soft drinks. Filmed at: McIlhenny
Co., Avery Island, LA; Grace A. Rush, Inc., Cincinnati, OH; Spice Islands Co.,
South San Francisco, CA; McCormick & Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD; and Hoffman
Beverage Co., Newark, NJ.
Reel #424 (11/29/58) [RV 507.424]
Baby Boom Babies and industry.
Constructing homes for new families. Making baby food and producing food
substitutes for babies with food allergies. Making stylish clothes, including
hats for infants. Manufacturing baby powder, lotion, and oil. Making toys.
Diaper services. Filmed at: Johnson and Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ; Gerber
Products Co., Fremont, MI; Childhood Interests Inc., Roselle Park, NJ; Rempel
Manufacturing, Inc., Akron, OH; Dy-Dee Service, Inc., Roxborough, PA; Tiny Tot
Bonnet Co., Provo, UT; and Pyramid Rubber Co., Ravenna, OH.
Reel #425 (12/6/58)
Leveling Peaks to Fill Valleys How
industry contends with seasonal slumps. Freezing and dehydrating fish allows
food producers to sell all year. Candy sales no longer seasonal. Christmas trees
cut in spring and stored. More sensitive film and flash cubes expand the
photography business. Shipbuilders turn to making power shovels. Company
produces fireplace equipment and lawn chairs to solve seasonal slumps. Vending
machines make products available any time. Filmed at: Manitowoc Co., Manitowoc,
WI; The Borden Co., New York, NY; Harris Seybold Co., Cleveland, OH; Halvorson
Trees, Inc., Dululth, MN; Columbia River Packers Association, Astoria, OR; M
& R Dietetic Laboratories, Inc., Columbus, OH; Basic Vegetable Products,
Inc., San Francisco, CA; Ansco, Binghamton, NY; and Sky-Go Farms, Fulton, MO.
Reel #426 (12/13/58)
Joined in the Search Cooperative
experiments between small companies for their mutual benefit and for benefit of
the public. Fire resistant construction materials, electrical fixtures and
connections, liquids, powders, and fibers. New uses and ways to improve physical
properties of woods, textiles, and jewels. Safe disposal of waste products used
to clean clothing. Sharing information from road-testing automobiles. Filmed at:
Can Manufacturers Institute, New York, NY; Underwriters' Laboratories, Chicago,
IL; Factory Mutual Laboratories, Norwood, MA; Western Pine Association,
Portland, OR; Wood Technology Laboratory of University of Michigan and National
Assn of Furniture Manufacturers, Ann Arbor, MI; Institue of Paper Chemistry,
Appleton, WI; Gemological Institute of America, Los Angeles, CA; and American
Institute of Laundering, Joliet, IL.
Reel #427 (12/20/58) [RV 507.427]
The Corporate Citizen Industry spends
time and money on projects for the public interest in its role as Good Citizen.
Preserving archeological sites while putting in pipeline. Logging and lumber
companies have communication systems used by community. Employees volunteer as
nurses' aides, community chest organizers, and coaches. Making games and toys
for children with disabilities. Labor for park supplied by steel mill workers.
Starting watermelon juice bank for people with nephritis; phamaceuticals.
Businesses endow zoos, museums, and concert halls. Milwaukee County Park Comm.,
Milwaukee, WI; Children's Rehabilitation Institute, Reistertown, MD; Albany Felt
Co., Albany, NY; El Paso Natural Gas Co., El Paso, TX; Northwestern Bank &
Trust Co., St. Louis, MO; Columbia-Geneva Steel Division of U.S. Steel, San
Francisco, CA; and Southern Oregon Conservation and Tree Farm Assn, Medford, OR.
Reel #428 (12/27/58)
Living with Our Climate Industry
eliminating discomforts and inconveniences caused by climate. Air conditioning
in houses, schools, offices, and factories. Textile manufacturers increase
warmth of winter clothes and coolness of summer clothes. Removing odors using a
vaporized counteractant rather than masking. Sewage disposal plants use
neutralizers. Tractors have air-conditioning and radios. Researching ways to
produce snow and rain by seeding clouds. Filmed at: The Kroger Co., Cincinnati,
OH; The Trane Co., LaCrosse, WI; Airkem, Inc., New York, NY; Cockshutt Farm
Equipment, Inc., Brantford, Ontario, Canada; and Jen-Cel-Lite Corp., Seattle,
No Reel #429
Reel #430 (11/05/59) [RV 507.430]
No Room to Spare Innovative ways to save
space. Skyscrapers made possible with steel and development of the elevator.
Geodesic domes, hyperbolic parabaloids and hemispherical plastic tents create
more space; construction. Movable furniture, compact storage devices, and
microfilming save office space. Using natural underground areas for storage.
Regulating climactic conditions in limestone mine used as chicken hatchery.
Parking cars in space-saving ways.
Pumping Solids Using liquids to move
solids. Transporting cherries, oranges, and shrimp with water is less expensive
and causes less damage. Transporting wood by water; using water pumps to de-bark
logs. Using water in pulp to make paper. Mining depends on water. Separating
sand and phosphate with the help of water. Using paints and oils in factories.
Making solutions to feed patients intravenously. Worthington Corp., Harrison,
NJ; Abbot Laboratory; and International Minerals and Chemicals Corp.
No Reel #432
Reel #433 (1/31/59)
Animals and Industry Household pets,
zoos, and aquariums fill valuable role. Conservation programs protect wildlife
and provide animals for hunters. Hunting a major industry. Billions are invested
in cattle and poultry that provide food and clothing. Laboratory animals used in
researching drugs and medical techniques. Study of animal psychology has aided
in evaluating mental processses of humans. Filmed at: Ducks Unlimited, Inc., New
York, NY; Ocean Aquarium, Hermosa Beach, CA; Charles Pfizer & Co., Inc.,
Brooklyn, NY; and Animal Behavior Enterprises, Hot Springs, AR.
Reel #434 (2/7/59)
On the Map Accurate maps require constant
revision. Making relief maps using better lenses in aerial cameras.
Mass-producing models. Underground maps called seismographs used to find oil,
coal, iron, and uranium. Geophones measure sound waves. Making maps of ocean
floor with navigational device called Loran. Filmed at: H. M. Gousha Co., San
Jose, CA; Rand McNally & Co., Skokie, IL; Sperry Gyroscope Co., Great Neck,
NY; Century Geophysical Corp., Tulsa, OK; Aero Service Corp., Philadelphia, PA;
and Bell & Howell, Chicago, IL.
Reel #435 (2/14/59) [RV 507.435]
Man-made Miracles Synthesis, or
re-arranging atoms in a molecule, creates new substances. Transforming coal to
synthetic plasma. Synthetic cortisone. Synthetic rubber frees nation of
dependence on overseas supply. Making synthetic sapphires and diamonds for
industrial processes. Synthetic crystals for sonar equipment. Plastics combine
qualities never before found in the same material. Making high fashion clothing
using synthetic materials. Filmed at: Mohasco Industries, Inc., Amsterdam, NY;
Masland Duraleather Co., Philadelphia, PA; Schering Corp., Bloomfield, NJ; Linde
Air Products Co., New York, NY; Bakelite Co., Bound Brook, NJ; General Electric
Co., Detroit, MI; and General Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, OH.
No Reels #436-444
Reel #445 (4/25/59)
Quiet Please Campaign against unnecessary
noise. Noise reduces efficiency and affects nervous system. Accoustical research
uses sound chambers. Changes in tire tread design reduces whine. Muffling jet
aircraft exhaust. Sound conditioning new office buildings, factories, schools,
and apartments by installing acoustical tiles. United States Rubber Co.,
Detroit, MI; Walher Manufacturing Co., WI; Armour Research Foundation at the
Illinois Institute of Technology.
No Reel #446
Reel #447 (5/9/59)
The Hidden Payroll Helping employees
manage finances and understand value of fringe benefits such as paid vacations,
pension plans, health insurance, and workmen's compensation. Employee financial
security partially dependent upon the "hidden payroll." Modern plants
and offices planned for beauty and comfort. Recreational facilities, nursery
schools, books, college scholarships, and counselling provided by some
employers. Giving employees stock in company.
No Reels #448-449
Reel #450 (5/30/59) [RV 507.450]
What's on Your Mind? Industry polls
consumers to find how to best serve them. Selecting company name. Improvements
in garden tools and washers and driers come from users. Opinion surveys ask
questions ranging from products to politics. Filmed at: The Garrett Corp., Los
Angeles, CA; Chemetron Corp., Chicago, IL; General Motors Appliance Division,
Louisville, KY; Porter Cable Machine Co., Syracuse, NY; and Opinion Research
Corp., Princeton, NJ.
Reel #451 (6/6/59)
Mother's Helpers Energy expended by a
housewife doing family wash a half century ago compared with today. Making
housework easier with paper plates and napkins, prepared baby foods, central
heating, screens and storm windows. Experimenting with wash-and-wear products.
New appliances and food products tested. Good Housekeeping Institute, New York,
NY; The Borden Co., New York, NY; Iowa State University, Iowa City, IA.
Reel #452 (6/13/59)
Still Going Strong New ways of
manufacturing and distributing old items, including wagon wheels, horseshoes,
kerosene lamps for railroads and camping, candles, safety wooden matches,
clothes pins, brooms from broom corn, and wooden barrels. Building log cabins
with few nails.
Reel # 453 (6/20/59) [RV 507.453]
Setting the Standard America 's standard
of living shown at international expositions. Free enterprise produces abundant
supplies of food and clothing. More Americans own houses than do not. Leisure
time for reading and attending concerts. Increasing church attendance
demonstrates America's spiritual values.
No Reel #454
Reel #455 (7/4/59) [RV 507.455]
NO TITLE. Developing a car without wheels that
slides on compressed air. Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI. Making space suits for
U.S. Navy pilots. Testing in decompression chamber. B. F. Goodrich Co., PA.
Making wire tires for use on rocket-powered aircraft. Wire tires withstand high
temperatures and do not become flat. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, OH.
Associations arrange for home repair companies to respond to emergency calls and
make small repair jobs. Allied Home Owners Association, NY. Making paper plates
with adhesive to prevent their blowing or sliding off. Superior Paper Products
Co., IN. Manufacturing the first atomic merchant ship, Savannah, using
uranium oxide pellets. Babcock & Wilcox Co., NJ.
Reel #456 (7/11/59) [RV 507.456]
How Are We Doing? Annual reports contain
balance sheets, income statements, and describe new products and research
projects. New style reports are graphically interesting. Committee of judges
sponsored by Financial World magazine determine which annual reports win
"Oscar" type award.
Reel #457 (7/18/59)
While a Nation Sleeps Many employees work
the night shift including workers in theaters, restaurants, hotels, hospitals,
newspapers, communications, milk industry, and shippers of agricultural produce.
Steel made round the clock. The electric light has made it possible.
Reel #458 (7/25/59)
Making Contact Communication in industry.
Car assembly plant uses sign language on assembly line. In-house radio,
newspapers, and closed-circuit television keep workers in touch. Bulletin
boards, suggestion boxes, and meetings still important. Wetherhead Co.,
Cleveland, OH; Robertshaw Fulton Controls Co., Long Beach, CA; Atlantic City
Electric Co., Atlantic City, NJ; General Motors, Flint, MI; and C&O
Railroad, Huntington, WV.
Reel #459 (8/1/59)
Keep It Clean America is the most
hygienic nation. Sixty gallons of water used per day per person. Dry cleaning
industry using improved chemicals. Manufacturing soap. Vacuum cleaners and
plumbing fixtures are mass-produced. Good factory housekeeping important factor
in safety record.
Reel #460 (8/8/59)
Food for the Future Applying industrial
techniques to farming. Using waste products such as cotton seed hulls in food
products. Synthesizing vitamins. Processing mesquite into cattle feed.
Hydroponic plants for human and animal food. Algae may provide food source for
extended stays in outer space. Studying growing food on the moon. Wesson Oil and
Nutty Brown Farms, New Orleans, LA; University of California, Berkeley, CA;
Republic Aviation, Farmingdale, NY; Rio Vista Ranch, TX; Buckey Incubator Co.,
Springfield, OH; and General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.
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Reel #463 (8/29/59)
Selecting the Champion Developing
prettier and stronger strains of roses through hybridization. Grafting hybrid
onto old rose plant to gain strong roots; horticulture. New varieties can be
patented under Plant Patent Act of 1930. All American Rose Selections gives
awards to best new roses.
Reel #464 (9/5/59)
Big Little Businessman Small businessman,
Francis J. Schuster, supplies home heating oil. Using up-to-date equipment and
keeping good records assures supply to homeowners. Schuster is civic minded, a
volunteer fireman and a devoted father. Troy Oil Co., Indianapolis, IN.
Threat or Opportunity? Importing
inexpensive steel means competition for America. Japanese work for less money
and have adapted our machines and methods; balance of payments. European
factories destroyed by war rebuilt with modern equipment and American
assistance. U.S. trained foreign executives and U.S. factories served as
classrooms for foreigners. To be competitive, America must be more efficient and
Reel #466 (9/19/59) [RV 507.466]
The Mighty Electron Innovations in the
electronics industry include radar, sonar, radio, and television. Thousands of
small businesses engaged in manufacturing electronic components.
Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles depend upon electronics as does space
exploration. In the home, electronic systems open garage doors and cook food by
Reel #467 (9/26/59)
Grade A Citizens Nine men associated with
dairy industry serve their communities in many ways, including rescuing children
in a school fire, organizing ambulance service, serving as church elder, being
mayor of San Francisco, coaching Little League, and working with Future Farmers
of America. Casimir Janik, Chicago, IL; Norman Kaufman, Reading, PA; Thomas
Talleur, Warwick, NY; Duane Bowman, Madison, WI; Dr. Milton Powell, Los Angeles,
CA; George Christopher, San Francisco, CA; Ed Lybolt, Middletown, NY; Professor
William E. Peterson, Chicago, IL; and Dolph Loucks, VT.
Reel #468 (10/3/59)
Mutual Attraction Developing new uses for
magnets. Thermostats, radios, electric blankets, and electric trains depend on
magnets. Magnetic toy blocks do not tumble when used by children with cerebral
palsy. Using electromagnetic equipment to remove impurities from raw materials
and to move heavy scrap metal. Recording dictation and music with magnetic tape.
Video tape has made it possiible to record pictures and sound.
Reel #469 (10/10/59)
Surviving Crises Industry solves problems
caused by natural disasters and other crises. With planning, industry can switch
production or rebuild quickly. One company produces defense products and, in
slow times, makes tin cans. Politics can cause problems. When trade with
Communist China was suspended, hog bristles for paint brushes were unavailable,
so synthetic variety developed. Developing molybdenum to replace Iron
Reel #470 (10/17/59)
Communists No More History of the Amana
Society, Amana, IA, a religious community established in the 19th century.
Society voted to abolish communism in 1932 and since then has prospered. They
raise cattle and hogs, but manufacturing refrigerators brought prosperity. Young
people stay because of better opportunites. Rejection of communism in favor of
Nearest Thing to Nothing Industry's
investment in research led to development of high vacuum equipment which led to
the development of radio, television, and radar, and the splitting of the atom.
Mass production of antibiotics requires vacuums. Vacuums used to extract water
from paper pulp and in freeze-drying. X-ray tubes require a vacuum. Vacuum
chambers used to test space suits. Molding decorative plastic coverings and
making relief maps.
Reel #472 (10/31/59) [RV 507.472]
Refreshing Neighbors The soft drink
industry consists primarily of small businesses. Bottling plants produce
brand-name products, but the plant owner is a small businessman. Water is
specially treated so taste is uniform. Wide distribution at peak efficiency
keeps cost low per bottle and the drink accessible to even the lowest income
group. Roanoke, VA.
Reel #473 [RV 507.473]
Time on Our Hand The development of
timekeeping, from sundials to clocks, watches, chronometers and even atomic
clocks has depended on advances in technology. Glass pitchers are formed and
decorated on an assembly line; parts of furniture are cut by machine and then
the craftsman puts the furniture together; quick drying lacquer on automobiles
saves production time. Housewives save time by using kitchen appliances,
especially a dishwasher. Through mechanization Americans have more leisure time
and can enjoy such activities as riding the cog railroad to the top of Mount
The Tools of Production Tools produce
more at lower costs. Industry depends on tool-making machines. Good tools create
high productivity, greater abundance, more jobs, and a higher standard of
Reel #475 (11/21/59)
The American Look Most American teenagers
are dressed neatly and appropriately. High school students in Buffalo, NY, set
up voluntary dress code, resulting in less horseplay and better attitudes. The
USO staged fashion show to show GI's on leave in foreign countries how to dress.
Good grooming on the job important to a man's success. Uniforms of blue collar
workers are of a good quality and cut.
Reel #476 (11/28/59)
The Large and Small of It The
interdependence of American enterprises. Large companies depend on small
companies for tools and materials. Automobile assembly line uses components from
six thousand firms. Some companies must be big because of costly facilities and
equipment. Some businesses need to be small, such as highly specialized
Reel #477 (12/5/59)
On Their Way Industry invests heavily in
training and trade education, apprentice programs, and on-the-job training.
Women take part. One bank runs a "practice bank" for training.
Teaching machines are programmed computers. Training helicopter mechanics;
training in the leather, paper, furniture, and forestry industries.
No Reel #478
Reel #479 (12/19/59) [RV 507.479]
Luxuries or Necessities? Yesterday's
luxuries are today's necessities. Cars, airplane travel, telephones,
televisions, radio, and indoor plumbing once considered luxuries. Women can
afford silk hosiery and cosmetics as prices decrease. Many senior citizens now
have the luxury of financial security and comfortable retirement.
Reel #480 (12/26/59)
Growing with the Nation Industry grows
because of growing markets. Light aircraft market expands. Merging small textile
plants in Georgia and Alabama into one large company with expanded resources.
"Vertical mergers" effected by acquiring competitors as well as
manufacturers of essential components. Ink manufacturing company sells ink and
ink pigments. Cessna Aircraft, Wichita, KS; West Point Manufacturing Co., West
Point, GA; Sun Chemical Corp., NJ.
Reel #481 (1/2/60)
The Man Who Owns America Assets of life
insurance companies and pension funds fuel industrial growth. Help build natural
gas pipelines, atomic power plants, and plants producing weapons and ammunition.
During WWII invested in Government bonds. Postwar housing developments pioneered
by insurance companies. Mortgage loans help families buy houses.
Reel #482 (1/9/60)
Fairest in the Land Four factories
selected by Factory Magazine for beauty and practicality. Kruschchev
impressed by bakery where "electronic chef" automatically weighs and
mixes flour, sugar, and chocolate. Aluminum plant carries production from raw
ore through rolling mill. Paraboloid roofing units create pleasant place to work
and stimulate creative research. Architect Edward Stone designed beautiful
building which is also efficient for manufacturing pharmaceuticals; keeping
employee morale high. National Biscuit Co., Fairlawn, NJ; Kaiser Aluminum,
Ravenswood, WV; Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas, TX; and The Stuart Co.,
Reel #483 (1/16/60)
The Happiest Business Industry makes
holidays happy, safe, and memorable for children. Manufacturing Halloween
costumes and masks, safer fireworks, Valentines, Easter bonnets and candy,
displays for Thanksgiving parades, and Christmas ornaments and toys.
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Reel #485 (1/30/60)
Environment for Learning More children
mean more schools. Constructing one-story schools that extend outward, not
upward. Forest management meets demand for wood products. Wood siding, paneling,
and flooring used in school construction.
Reel #486 (2/6/60) [RV. 507.486]
The Atom Shufflers History and production
of synthetic rubber. Synthetic rubber a result of atom shuffling. Combining raw
materials, including petroleum, to produce synthetics. Rubber used in tires,
railway components, moving sidewalks, and aircraft parts.
Reel #487 (2/13/60)
Weather or Not Air conditioning used in
electronics, printing, candy making, television production, hospital operating
rooms and gives architects more design freedom. National defense uses air
conditioning in warning systems, missiles, rockets, and on atomic submarines.
Reel #489 (7/16/60)
Living on Air Manufacturing foam rubber
from liquid rubber and air. Used in innersoles for shoes, underlay for carpet,
protective sports pads, upholstery cushioning, and mattresses. Hospitals use
because it resists mold, mildew, and moisture, and can be sterilized. Used in
seats and padding on trucks, buses, limousines, and airplanes.
Reel #490 (9/3/60)
The Defending Champion Invention of
sewing machine changed role of women. Foreign lands now compete with American
clothing manufacturers. To solve problem of increasing foreign dominance, U.S.
manufacturers try to build better machines. America defends itself against
No Reel #491
Putting Sparkle in Our Lives Producing
and bottling soft drinks; food industry.
Reel #493 [RV 507.493]
Quest for Perfection Manufacturing tires
from synthetic rubber. Testing tires on rough roads and in laboratories. Tire
Fabric Care Magic Laundry industry.
Researching better ways to wash clothes. Testing shrinkage and resistance to
sunlight. Replacing buttons and making minor repairs at the laundry. Dry
The Flame of the Future Using gas in
synthetics. Infrared is a new innovation. Using natural gas to heat and cool
buildings gives architects more design freedom. Using gas to dry printing ink.
Making natural chemicals and synthetic rubber.
Reel #496 [RV 507.496]
Design for Highway Safety Driving classes
teach safety on and off the job. Developing better roads and road services to
increase driver safety. Testing cars and their components.
Reel #497 [RV 507.497]
The Tree Farm Harvesting trees on tree
farms; Christmas trees. Forest products used to make paper. Scientific forestry
management helps wood industry. Hybrids yield better strains.
The Information Logjam Different forms of
communication including, telephone, radio, computers, television, telemetry.
Using radio communication in large factories. Using telecommunications in
disasters such as forest fires to coordinate land and sky crews.
To Clothe a Nation Apparel manufacturing
done by machines and by hand. Complex machines call for skilled repairmen. Using
computers to make patterns and predict future trends.
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Reel #501 [RV 507.501]
What's in a Package? Food weighed and
packaged. Different types of packaging and their functions. Packaging makes more
foods available, including various dairy products. Winn-Dixie store. Country
store in Weston, VT.
Reel #502 & #503
In Trust for Tomorrow Retirement and
pension plans. Taking care of workers through benefits; counseling for retirees.
Administering pension plans under government regulations.