A giant coal shovel during its trial, in Duquoin, Illinois, United States. A giant coal shovel, 85 feet high, being operated on a field during its trial. The men gather around and watch. Men standing on the base part of the equipment. Men standing on the sides.
1929 baseball newsreel, entitled, "Athletics and Cubs Clash in World's Series." Long-distance aerial shot of Wrigley Field, Chicago. A's starter Howard Ehmke warms up (with submarine motion) before the game. Title card notes he struck out 13 Cubs. A's manager Connie Mack and Cubs manager Joe McCarthy (both Hall of Famers) shake hands before game. Title card says 51,000 spectators in attendance. A's first baseman and Hall of Fame slugger Jimmie Foxx seen rounding third, touching home after hitting home run to give A's 1-0 lead. A's outfielder Bing Miller singles to score Mickey Cochrane. Fans exit ballpark across the field after A's win. Shots of packed Wrigley Field stands. Camera pans across part of ballpark during game; note absence of famous ivy on Wrigley Field outfield walls..
Mid air refueling experiments in January, 1929. A U.S. Army Air Service Douglas C-1 tanker plane, with hose trailing below it, flies above a modified Atlantic-Fokker C-2A named "Question Mark." The hose is let down to the Question Mark, where a crew member seizes it and makes a connection for fuel transfer. After transfer of fuel is complete, the crew member throws the fuel line off and it is retrieved by the tanker plane. The Question Mark lands at Metropolitan Airport, Van Nuys, California on January 7, 1929, and taxiis in to park. The crew members, including Major Carl A. Spaatz, Captain Ira C. Eaker, Lieutenant Harry A. Halverson, Lieutenant Elwood R.(Pete) Quesada, and Staff Sergeant Roy W. Hooe, all exit the airplane and gather under the wing with well wishers. The five crew members pose for photographs beside their airplane, the "Question Mark." Ground crew tows the aircraft with a tractor.
Film opens showing a display case in the Bolling Air Force Base Officer's Club, containing a model of the Atlantic-Fokker C-2A aircraft flown by pilots of the U.S. Army Air Corps, in January, 1929 when they set an endurance record of more than 150 hours sustained flight. Below it is a Wright J-5 Whirlwind R-790 engine that powered the flight. Next a large poster is shown commemorating the 35th anniversary of the feat (1929 to 1964). It contains photos of highlights from that event. Next, the retired officers pass the display of model and engine as they descend stairs and enter dining room. Most are in civilian clothes. But several attendees are active duty officers in uniform. Major Sidney Kubesch, pilot on record-breaking B-58 flight from Tokyo-to-London, pauses to stand and look at the display case. General Nathan Twining; General Ira Eaker seen briefly at the display case. At end of clip, General Carl Spaatz stands alone, looking at the display.
General Carl Spaatz, Colonel Harry Halverson, and General Ira Eaker, seat themselves on a couch in the Officer's Club at Bolling Air Force Base, during a gathering of retired Air Force officers celebrating the 35th anniversary of the 1929 record-setting endurance flight by Air Force crews, of the Fokker C-2A airplane named "question mark." Closeup of them conversing. Closeup of aviation mechanic, Sergeant Roy Hooe, who flew on the Question Mark. Major General Brooke Allen (Commander of Headquarters Command at Bolling AFB) holds a model of the "Question Mark" and discusses it with the others. View of the 5 men seated around a cocktail table discussing the 1929 endurance flight.
Henry Ford works on historical preservation project. McGuffey readers are seen. Sketch of Ford family farm in Springwells, Michigan. View of homestead at the farm, that Ford restores. He examines the farm's steam engine. The historic Wayside Inn, in Sudbury, Massachusetts, which Ford purchased to construct a community of historic buildings. View of the restored Botsford Inn,Detroit, Michigan, that Ford bought in 1924.View of Eagle Tavern, in Clinton, Michigan,before,and,after its purchase and restoration by Henry Ford. Concerned about need for additional buildings to house artifacts, Henry Ford consulting with Detroit architect,Robert O. Derrick (with mustache) and two other men. Derrick's plan for the Henry Ford museum is unrolled. It borrows from Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the old City Hall in Philadelphia.Views of the Clock Tower and museum, as completed in 1929. A pictorial map of the Edison Institute Museum and Historical Greenfield Village, in Dearborn, Michigan. View of construction begun in 1927. Thomas A. Edison laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, that Ford acquired for Greenfield Village. On a windy September 17, 1928, Thomas A. Edison steps from a car, and pauses before entering the doorway of his restored laboratory, in Greenfield Village. Henry and Mrs.Ford step from their car to quickly join him in the building.Edsel Ford and his wife, also follow. Inside the building, Edison officially open the site by starting a steam engine in the laboratory. Ford and Edison converse (Ford speaking close to Edison's ear, because he is hard of hearing). Later, Edison, in a cornerstone ceremony, imbeds, a shovel contributed by Luther Burbank, and then writes in cement of the cornerstone.Newspapers show coverage of the formal dedication of the museum and Greenfield village, October 21, 1929. Workers rushing the Village toward completion for that event. The Smithcreek Railroad depot is moved to the Village. Workers preparing installation of the depot.