Shows pilots take off on their gliders from a field in Elmira, New York. Several gliders in flight. Richard C. Dupont in his glider attains 6500 feet and breaks the American record for motor-less aircraft.
Fleet of motor-less gliders in flight at Elmira in New York. Frank Hawks starts the show. The glider pilots gathered around a glider on ground. Glider catapults from a mountain to begin its flight. Formation of five gliders. Various gliders catapult. Gliders land on ground. Jack O'Meara with his Baker McMillen Cadet II
Eight National Soaring Contest in Elmira, New York. More than fifty aircraft take part in the contest. People seated to watch gliders take off. The gliders on a field. A mechanical launching device being demonstrated as a glider takes off. A roller with strings rotates as the glider takes off. The glider in flight and lands.
People pushing a flight to the track as the 10th Annual Soaring Contest gets underway in Elmira, New York. The motorless flight takes off. Flights tied with wire. Two flights flying in the sky. United States flag waves and a flight passing by.
National Glider Meet at Elmira, New York. U.S. Air Chief Major General H.H. Arnold boarding glider and taking off and taking off. Men standing near winch which supplies take off. Gliders in air, soaring and landing.
The world struggle for oil is depicted. Use of components of oil in homes and in railroads in the United States is shown. A dramatization shows the effect of a kerosene lamp on social life. A woman seated in a chair near a table in a room. A kerosene lamp in a corner. A man opens the door of the room and walks in. The woman gets up and welcomes the man. They both walk to a seat and sit down. Another woman enters the room. The man stands to greet her. She increases the light of the lamp and then leaves the room. The man decreases the light of the lamp. The man and the woman talk. The 1893 replica of the 1831 DeWitt Clinton steam locomotive is shown in operation with its three carriage train, in New York City. The DeWitt Clinton was the first railroad locomotive to operate on the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad in New York. The reproduction seen here was built in 1893 by the New York Central Railroad for the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. This footage was shot on July 17, 1921 when the DeWitt Clinton train was preparing for a trip to another exposition in Chicago. On this day it ran several times from 96th to 116th streets in New York City. New York Central employees are seen on the drain, dressed as passengers would have been in 1831. This replica was later displayed at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, and is is now on display at The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn Michigan. It was acquired by Henry Ford in 1934, in an agreement with the New York Central that it would continue to travel to events on occasion.