Engines are loaded on a freighter in Eddystone, Pennsylvania. Seven huge engines built by the Baldwin Locomotive Company for the Chilean State Railway. A crane loads the engines on a specially designed freighter. A man on a deck instructs the loading of engines.
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) XR-1 helicopter in flight tests at the Platt-LePage Aircraft Company of Eddystone, Pennsylvania. The helicopter hovers several feet above ground for a while and then goes through a series of touch downs and takeoffs, all confined to only several feet above ground.
U.S. Army Air Corps XR-1 helicopter undergoing preliminary tests in a field at the Platt-LePage Aircraft company's plant in Eddystone Pennsylvania, United States. The pilot uses power only sufficient to allow the helicopter to break ground by a foot or less. Company technicians manually move the XR-1 helicopter into a hangar following the tests.
Platt-LePage Aircraft Company of Eddystone, Pennsylvania. A boy poses by a cockpit mockup of the XR-1 helicopter. Pilot Lou Leavitt sits in the mockup with his arm around the boy. The boy poses with four employees of the Platt-LePage Aircraft Company. Scene shifts to flight testing of the U.S. Army Air Corps XR-1 helicopter, which moves about in a variety of maneuvers, demonstrating considerable stability and control, although confined to a relatively low altitude of approximately fifty feet.
Tethered tests of the U.S. Army Air Corps XR-1 helicopter at the Platt-LePage company factory in Eddystone Pennsylvania. The helicopter parked in front of hangar. Pilot Lou Leavitt in the cockpit and starts the engine. Several men watch and take pictures of the action. A group of men including Platt,Leavitt ,Le Page and Grover Loening talk to each other. XR-1 hovers as cars and trucks remain parked in the background. Several scenes in which the the helicopter lightly touches down and then takes off again.
Cargo ship docked at harbor in Eddystone.Workers and officials assist in lifting a locomotive engine with use of special cranes. The logo Christen Smith clearly visible on cranes. Engine gets docked on special ship carrying cargo of locomotives for the Chilean Railways.1934.