Young couple visits Sterling Homes in Bay City, Michigan to buy a new home.
Bay City Michigan USA Date:1919, June 28 Duration:5 min 28 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Young man carves message on tree and kisses his fiancee. Scene of furniture being removed from a house during an eviction. Couple talks with an old bearded man who is in a rocking chair on a house porch. He shows them a newspaper advertisement for 'Sterling Homes' includes headline 'Come to Bay City at Our Expense.' Couple leaves with older man. Visitors tour offices where draftsmen draw plans for hundreds of variations of home designs, and the homes can be manufactured and delivered. Prospective buyers study pictures of home models, and blueprint plans. View of a lumber yard and sawmill by railroad tracks, where logs arrive for milling and use in homebuilding. They watch as new logs are offloaded from truck into pond, and as picker walks on logs in water and directs them onto belt for passage into saw mill. Massive log roughly 6 feet in diameter on feeder belt. Mill workers run beside it and jump on top of it. In a factory, women workers assemble boards and beams and affix using glueing under 10 tons pressure. Modular home pieces are packed and ready for shipping to buyer. Young couples and older friend get into automobile to view potential lots for their new house. Horse drawn land leveling equipment being used near new home sites. Carpenters assemble prefabricated home. A Vulcanite Shingle date calender shows the date to be Saturday, June 28, 1919. View of a completed home. Young man places a wedding ring on his new bride's finger at their wedding. She holds a bouquet of flowers.
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