Packed full of footage of automobile manufacturing plants and workers in action these films bring the history of auto making back to life. Topics Include: Auto Manufacturing & Efficiency, American Auto Industry & The Economy, Auto Industry Growth, Automobile Accessories Industry, Iron Industry & Auto Manufacturing
Length: 10 Minutes
Tough Friends is a 1930s promotional film that answers the question, how is steel made from iron ore? with many good shots of steel mills of the era. Jam Handy Productions made this film for the Chevrolet Motor Company in 1938 in order to explain how Chevys were safer and more durable because of the new, stronger steel materials from which they were constructed. Shot like a stirring documentary, the film illuminates the history of the steel industry in America, as well as the history of steel. Steel mill workers are seen mixing alloys to create better hard steel. Tough Friends is a vintage Chevy ad thats also a wonderful historical document.
America On Wheels
Length: 7 Minutes
America On Wheels is the story of an American Revolution – - the coming of the automobile. Fun and interesting, this short film displays many of the first cars ever made. The film also discusses how reliability of engines and tires has improved over time.
The Triumph Of America
Length: 22 Minutes
Celebrate Industrialization! The Triumph of America takes an energetic approach to the idea that America’s industry is limitless. Equipped with scenes of factories producing mass quantities of necessary tools and machinery, it details the industrial age. With the amazing 200,000 pound Fender Press and the six-cylinder motor, anything is possible. The Triumph of America glorifies technology with its advanced knowledge of the thirties, and it proves that newer machinery means the betterment of our country.
Auto-Lite On Parade
Length: 22 Minutes
Auto-Lite On Parade will enthrall those who watch! Vibrant narration celebrates the innovative engineering of the automobile. With twenty-three manufacturing plants and twenty-five thousand employees, Auto-Lite dominates the industry. Efficient technology abounds in these factories. With close-up visuals and detailed explanations, the different processes are easy to grasp and interesting to follow.