Describes raw materials used in telephone manufacturing. The map shows a location of British Columbia. Animation shows mining of gold through tunneling in a mountain. Gold ore mined inside a gold mine in British Columbia. Gold is smelted and poured into molds for casting slabs.
Commissioner Henry O'Malley arrives on an inspection trip to Alaska. Scenic views of water and mountains. Snow covered mountains in view. A Canadian steamer underway. Smoke rises up from smokestack. A waterfall on Inside Passage. Mountains covered with trees in view. The ship passes Millbank Sound. Channels along the coastal British Columbia. Ship underway in the Campbell River. Houses in the town of British Columbia.
Sesquicentennial celebration of Captain Cook's discovery of Hawaii: (1778-1928) held in the Hawaiian Islands, August 15 to 21, 1928. Monmouth-class British armored cruiser underway en route to Hawaii. Royal Hawaiian flag draped on tripod of submerged tablet, marking the site of Cook's demise. (The inscription reads: "Near
this spot Captain James Cook, R.N., was killed, Feb. 14, 1779.") Smoke seen rising from naval guns on the British cruiser, in Kealakekua Bay, firing 21-gun salute. Camera pans over to the battleship, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) also firing her guns in salute. A group of British buglers plays "The Last Post," during the ceremony. U.S. Secretary of War, Dwight F. Davis and Territorial Governor of Hawaii, Wallace R. Farrington, step into a Hawaiian outrigger canoe for a short trip across the bay. Next they are seen stepping from the canoe, to a Navy launch tied at the dock in Napoopoo, and thence to the dock, itself. Change of scene shows Secretary Davis and Governor Farrington, with many other guests at a traditional Hawaiian Luau. There Secretary Davis is also seen delivering remarks to the gathering.
Snow covered area in British Columbia, Canada. Vehicle passes on the snow covered area. A man walks with a dog sledge on the snow. A man cuts trees with an axe. Vehicle moves. Women stand at the back side of the vehicle.
Canadian engineers tackle hydro electric project in British Columbia, Canada. The Peace River in British Columbia. The river is diverted from its bed. It flows around project site. Portage mountain dam on the Peace River. Giant earth movers work on highly mechanized operation on Rocky mountains. Canadian engineers tackle the operation. Conveyor belt brings materials to the construction site. Workers discover dinosaur tracks at construction site. They measure their tracks. Engineers construct a hydro electric project.
Thomas Edison with his original tin foil phonograph (recording and playing device), that was produced in December 1877. Edison stands near a NBC microphone and shows operation of his tinfoil phonograph, also referred to in press of the late 1800s as a Talking Machine. This footage was shot on the occasion of a recognition ceremony for Edison on October 20, 1928, where he was also presented the Congressional Gold Medal by President Calvin Coolidge. This original tinfoil phonograph had been given by Edison in 1880 to a representative of the English Patent Office who visited the Menlo Park lab. The machine had been exhibited in England. It was repatriated for this 1928 event by the South Kensington Museum in London. British diplomat Ronald Ian Campbell, partially visible on the left in this footage, presented the phonograph back to Edison. Today it is on display at the Edison National Historic Site in West Orange, New Jersey.