Steel production covers open hearth furnace, ingot molding, and hot strip milling.
Youngstown Ohio USA Date:1944 Duration:6 min 31 sec Sound:Yes
Examines the steel industry in Youngstown, Ohio during World War II. Focuses on the steel production including the open hearth furnace and hot strip mill. Workers Mike Ubinski and Earl Strong remove a molten sample from an open hearth furnace and quench it in water. They then hammer the sample to prepare it for analysis. Earl Strong playing bass in the Youngstown Orchestra. The conductor is Michael Ficocelli, who is also time keeper at the steel mill. Shot of old man playing the violin. At the steel mill, the open hearth furnace is tapped. A 'pit gang,' several worker, throw alloy metal into the pit furnace from above. The 100 ton ladle containing molten steel is moved by crane and poured into ingot molds. A worker pulls another molten test sample from the ingots for testing. Ingots on train move from open hearth furnace to the ingot mill. Hot ingots being rolled by machine into slabs. Workers George Bannin and Clarence Ginny manipulate controls for machinery that rolls ingots into slabs. Worker Fred Ingram controls machinery that cuts steel slab using hydraulic sheers. Union workers gathered at a conference table as union leader Fred Ingram leads them in discussion. Hot strip mill where steels slabs are rolled into steel sheets. Sheet of hot steel moves down conveyor to end of mill. Steel workers leaving the steel plant at end of their shift. Exterior views of steel plant in Youngstown, Ohio.
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