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Manufacturing operations at Jack & Heintz Company war plant, Bedford Ohio, during World War II

Workers engaged inside the Jack and Heintz war plant in Bedford, Ohio, in 1943, during World War 2. The company designed and manufactured aircraft starters, automatic pilots, motors, and other aircraft parts and accessories for the U.S. Military. Film opens showing a machinist at his work station. Behind him is a bird cage, containing a facsimile of a turkey, a sign reading "Watch and Pray," and a picture of an American flag. Next, a row of other workers is seen. They stand att individual work stations working on small parts. A pinup picture of girl holding a bugle ia on the wall behind one worker. Closeup of the picture. Another worker has decorated his workplace with flowers. He pauses to smell them. He is smoking a cigar and responding rhythmically to music heard faintly in the background. View of employee chewing candy as he works. When another speaks to him, he shoves some of his candy into the other's mouth.. View of three girl pinup pictures on the wall. Another work station with picture of a pinup girl in a swing. Closeup of that picture.

Date: 1943, June
Duration: 3 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Views inside the Jack & Heintz Company war plant, Bedford Ohio, during World War II

The Jack and Heintz war plant in Bedford, Ohio, in 1943, during World War 2, where the company designed and manufactured various aircraft parts and accessories for the U.S. Military. First scene shows signs inside the factory reading : "Time is Short," and "Remember our promise, Delivery of the first automatic pilot March 31." And: "Let's Goo Gang, Its up to us to see that its kept." A picture of a war plant worker and a soldier with a machine gun is below the signs. Worker seen in a lab coat, smoking a pipe as he works at a machine. Behind him are two drawings of reclining pinup girls and a sign reading: "Quiet Please, War worker resting." Closeup of worker's hand machining a very small part.

Date: 1943, June
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Workers engaged in the Jack & Heintz Company war plant, Bedford Ohio, during World War II

The Jack and Heintz war plant in Bedford, Ohio, during World War 2, where the company made various aircraft parts and accessories for the U.S. Military. Opens showing several employees at work with a chalk board behind them displaying box scores up to the last inning of a baseball game between St. Louis and Cleveland. One employee enters a "2" in the last half of the 9th inning, showing a 2-1 win for St. Louis over Cleveland. Local workers nod their satisfaction. This segment is repeated two more times, with the man writing in the "2" again. Closeup of the box score with last half of 9th inning blank. The worker with chalk repeats his entry of "2" in the last box. This time, a worker tunes a radio sitting below the box score and listens. Closeup of a fish bowl atop the radio, containing fish. Closeup of employee holding his ear to the radio as he tunes it. He lights a cigarette. Closeup of fish swimming in the fish bowl. Camera zooms in on fish bowl showing Company Logo and JAHCo. plus "One for All and All for One,"and a flag showing half Navy and half Army, all imprinted on the fish bowl.

Date: 1943, June
Duration: 3 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Documentary titled " A Community at War" describes how Dayton,Ohio plans to increase the number of persons employed in its war plants

Film opens showing large factory building with all its lights on at night. Smoke stacks at industrial plant emitting white smoke against dark sky. Sparks flying outdoors from a steel plant at night. Workers inside a fabricating plant drawing a ribbon of hot steel from a roller and dragging a newly made sheet of metal across the floor. Two men with shovels stoking a furnace. Men shaping parts on forging machines. A group of men using sledge hammers to drive down pipe supports under a large piece of sheet metal. Employees at work in a crowded machine shop. A sign reading: "500 workers needed NOW Training on the job." A display of job recruitment announcements in newspapers. A room full of idle manufacturing machinery (ostensibly due to labor shortages). Sign on iron fence outside a building, reads: "Essential WAR WORK Day or Night Men and Women." Some more similar signs.Animated chart of Labor Needs with Labor supply lagging behind, superimposed on a drawing of a defense plant. Map of the USA highlighting areas of industrial might where labor shortages exist. Camera zooms in on Dayton, Ohio on the map. Aerial views all over the city of Dayton, Ohio. View from a tall building overlooking a major Dayton commercial street. The Gem City Savings building, with clock tower on top, at the corner of Third and Main streets. On April 7, 1943, two hundred leading citizens of Dayton are seen attending a meeting at which Stanley C. Allyn, President of the National Cash Register Company, is speaking. He speaks about the danger of Dayton falling behind its war production goals because of manpower difficulties. View of the audience, which includes several military officers in uniform. Allyn speaks of the potential for war work being moved elsewhere because of this, and challenges Dayton's leaders to solve the problem without requiring action from Washington. Next, an emergency committee of community leaders is seen around a table. Camera pans over attendees, including labor leaders from AF of L and CIO; Government officials present, including Area Director and Deputy Regional Director of the War Manpower Commission, and Chief of Program Requirements for the Region; leading industrialists and retailers are shown. Local officials seen include the Mayor of Dayton and Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce as well as the Commanding Army Air Forces Generals of Wright Field and Patterson field. In final scene, Stanley Allyn is seen at the head of the table, speaking to the group. He outlines three ways to obtain more war workers from the Dayton population.

Date: 1943
Duration: 6 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Bedford County School only for white students, enjoys all academic and recreational facilities, in South Carolina USA.

Bedford County School in South Carolina, only for pupils of white origin. The school has clean compound, well built and finished school building. School buses dropping off students. Students sitting outside the school building. Students playing basketball and tennis on well furnished courts.

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A new high capacity steam truck demonstrated at Bluefield in West Virginia, USA.

A new high capacity steam truck demonstrated at Bluefield in West Virginia, USA. The manufacturer's name, ' THE SENTINEL WAGGON WORKS LTD, SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND ' written on the truck. The loaded truck moves uphill. Additional information on this truck: This is the Sentinel S4 steam waggon, Number 9095. Built 1933 by Sentinel Waggon Works, Shrewsbury, England and exported as a demonstration vehicle to the USA with a works driver. Within a short time the vehicle was involved in an accident and overturned, requiring it to be returned to the UK. Many of the salvageable parts, especially those used to convert it to left hand drive were then fitted to a 6 wheel waggon No 9142 which was sent as a replacement. This vehicle was later purchased by the Pocahontas Coal Company of New Bedford. After a very short working life it was displayed at the Long Island Motor Museum, and Steamtown before being reaptriated to the UK in 2003.

Date: 1934, July 18
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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