First phase of munitions manufacture in a German factory during World War I
Germany Date:1918, January Duration:3 min 54 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Munitions manufacture in Germany. A 70 kg steel ingot is heated in furnace. Workers remove it and place it in a 500 ton press. It is then moved to a drawing press reduces its cross section, lengthens it and cuts it into segments. Workers move it to a reheating furnace where many cylindrical pieces are heated until red hot for forging. They are then moved to a drop forge that further shapes them. A woman war production worker wearing a dress is seen operating the controls of the drop forge heavy equipment in the arms factory.
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