Production of Waco CG-4A gliders at a Ford plant in Michigan, United States during World War 2. C-47 aircraft towing gliders. view of a glider from open door of a C-47. A CG-4A glider landing on a grass field and sliding to a halt just in front of the camera. A pilot seated in the front with a glass panel across the top half of the cabin. Soldiers march to load up in CG-4A gliders. A glider comes in for a landing in sand on a beachhead, followed by another. Exteriors of Ford glider plant near Iron Mountain, Michigan. Workers cover a part of a fuselage and set up wings. They attach wings to the glider.
The Ford Plant in Detroit. Panorama of Ford Plants. Workers and automobiles outside a Ford Plant. Imperial Mine, Michigamme, Michigan. Ford iron ore mine buildings. Ford coal mines, Nuttallburg and Twin Branch, West Virginia. Kentenia, Pond Creek and Stone, Kentucky. West Virginia, supplies a low volatile smokeless coal. Coal mine and homes. Railroad coal cars drawn by locomotives. Lumber Iron Mountain and Sidnaw, Michigan. Lumbering Operations. Workers and automobile assembly line.
Waste metal baled and melted with other metal. By adding this scrap steel greater strength obtained.
A blast furnace of Ford company's River Rouge Plant at Dearborn Michigan is seen. Molten iron is produced in the furnaces from iron ore, coke, and limestone. Molten iron is poured from the cast house runners into ladle cars. Some of the molten steel is poured into a 'pig' machine at the world's largest foundry; individual 'pigs' or small ingots of solid iron will be used by other industries. Other molten iron is seen being poured into the hot metal mixer, which rocks continuously to mix the iron from several blast furnace heats. Smokestacks outside the power house and a group of people tours the power house. A bank of coke ovens at the plant are seen, with a charge of incandescent coke being pushed into a quenching car.
View of a hot metal (iron) mixer at the Ford River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan. Molten iron from ladle on a crane flows into the mixer. Mixed molten iron from several heats is later poured into the ladle. Crane carries the bucket and pours iron into an open hearth furnace. Crane moves the ladle at the rear of the open hearth furnace after the iron is converted to steel. Steel is poured in and the crane moves the ladle; a slag pot can be seen to the left of the ladle to catch the lighter slag runoff (not shown). A train of ingot molds is seen moving to be filled with the molten steel.
Mountain handicrafts in North Carolina. A man uses discarded pieces of iron for some creative purpose. A man at a blacksmith shop uses creative ideas for making a candle stand. A man shapes a piece of iron with hammer. He gives it a shape of a flower. He melts the iron ring by burning it so that he can stick the joints. A melted iron rod is shaped. The parts made separately assembled. Various kind of candle stands.
Ford railroad cars in Ford River Rouge Plant yard in Detroit, Michigan hauling coal and/or iron ore. Views of Hulett unloader shovels unloading ore from a lake boat; blast furnace ore yard and highline with traveling ore crane; blast furnace skip hoists taking charges of coke, iron ore and limestone to the top of the furnaces. Railroad ladle cars are positioned under the pouring spouts of the blast furnace cast house runners; slag and molten iron are poured into the ladles then taken to the mixer or pig machine.