Screen magazine film 'The Old Home Town' shows activities in Springfield, New Jersey and its citizens' interest in the war effort during World War II. Blue star service flag in the window of a house to symbolize a family member in service. Close up view of the blue star service flag. Interior of the house. Framed photographs on the mantle in the living room, including some of young men in military uniform. A mother writes a letter to her son describing the latest activities of Springfield. 1940s small town America views include the First National Bank of Springfield, a store for War Bonds and Stamps, a Luncheonette for soda, candy, and ice cream. High School teenager children at a packed drug store soda fountain area. Cars line a street downtown. Women outside stores in the market. Children rush out of a school building. A mail man approaches a house to deliver mail. A blue star service flag is seen at that also. Two women share news received in a mail from a son at war. A newspaper boy delivers the newspaper to a doorstep. A man reads the newspaper with his family in the living room. An Honor Roll erected by the Lions Club in the town square. Two men put up a star near the name of Howard Lott, lost in the Mediterranean. Men fix handy work around houses like: saw wood, fix bureau, wash windows, fix doors and paint landings. People of Springfield in a church pray for the young men and women in service.
USS Springfield return to Boston, Massachusetts. A ceremony in progress on board the ship. U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Means Johnston speaks at the ceremony. Mayor N.O. Howarth of Massachusetts is present. Johnston at a podium. A Lt. Governor Sargent speaks from the podium under 6" guns. The commanding officer receives a scroll from the Lt. Governor Sargent. Lt. Governor Sargent presents a folded flag to the C.O. A cameraman with his movie camera. Johnston introduces Mayor N.O. Howarth of Springfield, Illinois. The Mayor steps up to the podium and speaks. Mayor Howarth holds the key to the city. The key to the city is presented to the C.O. by Mayor Howarth. Crew stands at quarters during the ceremony. Officers and men during the ceremony. Mayor C.V. Ryan, Springfield, Massachusetts, steps up to the podium to give his remarks. Mayor Ryan speaks from the podium. The C.O. speaks to Mayor Howarth. Dignitaries stand at one side during the ceremony. A captain poses with the Mayors and other dignitaries. Craig Trefethen, SN, seated in a wheelchair. A sailor lost his legs when a mooring line snapped aboard Springfield in Naples. Craig Trefethen smiles for the camera. Johnston and visitors look at the Terrier missile. Missiles on a launcher in the foreground. The Terrier missile slides onto a launcher in the left foreground. The fantail of the ship, showing a UH-2A copter parked in the background.
The 23rd Reconnaissance Squadron National Guard being trained in Springfield, Illinois. The squadron gets new six ton armored cars. They learn 'Blitzkrieg' method of war. Men aboard the cars advancing on a field. Aircraft in flight overhead. They aim anti-aircraft guns from the cars at the aircraft.
The intricate processes in the manufacture of watch parts at the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois. Exteriors of the Illinois Watch Company. Hand shows internal parts of a pocket watch. Hands show different models of the pocket and wrist watch produced by the Illinois Watch Company.
Documentary titled 'The Story of a Watch'. A train arrives at a railway station. Large crowd on the station. Engine driver of the train smokes a pipe. Pocket watch in his hand showing 4 O' Clock. Exteriors of the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois. Exteriors of the company's Astronomical Observatory and Wireless Station.
The intricate processes in the manufacture of watch parts at the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois. Workers work on machines. Parts of a pocket watch including its main plate. Main plate of a 'Bunn' special watch is drilled. Screw holes are threaded. The plate for barrel or the mainspring container is recessed.