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.
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.
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.
1930s and 1940 cars and trucks on a crowded road, heading into Dayton, Ohio. Close up view of car wheels turning on roads. Men hitchhiking rides into Dayton. Flood of incoming war workers results in long lines for services. A long queue of people outside of the Virginia Cafeteria. People in line outside a laundromat. Long lines of workers outside a movie theater, beside its marquee. Woman hangs a "no vacancy" sign at an apartment building. War workers crowding into buses to go to or from work at factories. War Manpower Committee (WMC) spokesman help draft plans to solve labor and overcrowding problems in Dayton, Ohio, during World War II. Plant operators support the WMC with pledges not to exceed labor quotas. American women walk house to house to talk to fellow women and inform them about war production jobs that could use their skills. Women look after children in a nursery or preschool so that other women can go to work as war production workers to aid the war effort. Children being cared for and eating snacks at the nursery. Radio, billboards and other media are used to recruit women. Women walking on wide sidewalk in downtown Dayton. Close up view of pamphlet called the "War Worker" that lists all open jobs. A film crews films a woman working in a Dayton war production factory. View inside theater of movie screen showing a public service announcment or PSA called "Dayton Women are Marching to War" and showing women involved in war production efforts. Women are interviewed by Dayton radio station reporters, asking about their war production jobs. Women playing cards in a living room comment while listening to a large stand up console radio in the room, as it plays an interview with a woman war worker. Women and men on a factory floor building items for war. Outdoor propaganda billboards encouraging women to work, including signs, "Get a War Job to Help Him Fight", and "The More Women at Work the Sooner We Win" showing many women workers. Also a sign billboard showing Uncle Sam with message, "Your Job should be a War Job." Aerial views of Dayton, Ohio, circa 1943.
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.
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.