Watch History of Westinghouse

  • 1904
  • 1 Season

In 1900, George Westinghouse introduced the slogan, "The Name Westinghouse is a Guarantee." Westinghouse has been and will continue to be known for innovation, quality and for technology designed to improve the welfare of mankind. Inside you will find hours of entertaining footage shot by some of the best production teams of the era.

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Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse Co. works (moulding scene)
20. Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse Co. works (moulding scene)
January 1, 1904
Men working in teams carry buckets of molten material and pour the material into what appear to be molds lined up on the ground. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:03:20, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.
Welding the big ring
18. Welding the big ring
January 1, 1904
A group of men weld one area of a large ring in a fire. They lift the ring, which is hanging horizontally on chains, out of the fire. Four men hammer the hot area on the ring into shape while the remaining men hold the ring. They put the ring into the fire again, take it out, and take it over to a machine which continuously hammers down on that area of the ring.
Testing large Turbines, Westinghouse works
17. Testing large Turbines, Westinghouse works
January 1, 1904
On the left of the screen, a small group of men lift the top off of what appears to be a turbine with a crane and continue to check the machine, tightening various parts with wrenches. On the right side, a few men appear to be testing the workings of what may be a turbine.
Testing a rotary, Westinghouse works
16. Testing a rotary, Westinghouse works
January 1, 1904
A small group of men turn on what appears to be a generator. As the rotary spins, the men make adjustments to the machine and check its operations. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:02:43, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.
Taping coils, Westinghouse works
14. Taping coils, Westinghouse works
January 1, 1904
A closeup of the steam whistle blowing at the "Westinghouse works" complex of factories in Pennsylvania, probably at the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:02:15, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.
Steam hammer, Westinghouse works
12. Steam hammer, Westinghouse works
January 1, 1904
From what appears to be a furnace, a large, glowing block is lifted with the help of a crane over to a table by a group of men. A hammer comes from above and pounds down on the block repeatedly as the men turn the block several times so that it will acquire a certain shape.
Panoramic view aisle B, Westinghouse works
11. Panoramic view aisle B, Westinghouse works
January 1, 1904
Filmed using a camera on an overhead crane, a traveling view of a large, long aisle is shown. Men are busy performing various tasks on machinery, probably generators. Other men are walking down the aisle in all directions, and carts carrying items come and go. The film ends when the camera reaches the end of the aisle where windows and a large opening are.
Panorama view street car motor room
10. Panorama view street car motor room
January 1, 1904
A camera moving forward on an overhead crane gives a traveling view of men working on machinery. Carts carrying parts and pieces of machinery pass by on rails; cranes lift machinery; and men perform their various duties, including hammering objects. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:02:34, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.
Panorama exterior, Westinghouse works
8. Panorama exterior, Westinghouse works
January 1, 1904
The view from a moving train shows some of the Westinghouse interests and the surrounding areas. The first part of the film shows the Turtle Creek train station followed by buildings, homes, train yards, and industrial buildings, possibly the Westinghouse Air Brake Company. It passes by another station which appears to be Pitcairn. The second part of the film shows the Westinghouse Machine Co.
Girls winding armatures
7. Girls winding armatures
January 1, 2014
Numerous women sit in rows at machines where they appear to be winding some type of wire and tooling it onto machines. Two young men push spools of this wire down the aisle. Supervisors, male and female, walk down the aisle and observe the women's work, stopping for a while at one woman's station.
Girls taking time checks, Westinghouse works
6. Girls taking time checks, Westinghouse works
January 1, 1904
During this clip, almost 200 women file by a device on the wall from which they take their time checks. A man runs halfway across the screen at the end of the film. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:02:28, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.
Coil winding machines, Westinghouse works
4. Coil winding machines, Westinghouse works
January 1, 1904
Numerous women stand in rows at winding machines, taking material from large spools behind them. A male supervisor walks down the aisle, checking the work of the women. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:02:03, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.
Casting a guide box, Westinghouse works
3. Casting a guide box, Westinghouse works
January 1, 1904
A large bucket full of molten material is poured into a large container, possibly a mold, by a group of men using machinery. Some other men stoke the fire under the container. When finished pouring, the men lift the bucket up from the container and take it away on a crane. Two men put prods down repeatedly into the container, while others lay covers on top of it.
Assembling and testing turbines, Westinghouse works
2. Assembling and testing turbines, Westinghouse works
January 1, 1904
During the second track we see a working turbine. Two men check the running of various parts. A third man is seen walking through a few times, once stopping to look at one of the men's notes. Producer: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Sponsor: N/A, Year: 1904, Length: 00:02:45, Audio: Silent, Color: BLACK & WHITE.
Assembling a Generator, Westinghouse Works
1. Assembling a Generator, Westinghouse Works
January 1, 1904
On the first episode of this film, a group of men work on various parts of a large generator, assembling the pieces. A crane carries a large piece of the generator over to the rest of the machine, and the men guide it down to construct it. The crane brings two other pieces to the machine and lays them down where they belong.
Description

In 1900, George Westinghouse introduced the slogan, "The Name Westinghouse is a Guarantee." Westinghouse has been and will continue to be known for innovation, quality and for technology designed to improve the welfare of mankind. Inside you will find hours of entertaining footage shot by some of the best production teams of the era.

  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1904