Munitions manufacturing in Germany during World War I. Initial Forging of heavy ingots
Germany Date:1918, January Duration:5 min 12 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Munitions manufacture in Germany. Steel workers use chain hoists to move a 1650 kg steel ingot into a furnace. Another ingot, weighing 6000 kg is taken from the furnace and placed under a drop forge. Men maneuver the ingot as it is being hammered. it gradually reduces in circumference and increases in length. The useless end is cut off by placing a steel cutter under the forge hammer. The forged piece is conveyed to the next stage of manufacture.
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