This #MovieMonday clip is a promotion from Kodak Cinegraphs & Kodascope Libraries for 1930s feature films The Early Bird and the Worm, Felix in Hollywood, Easy Street (with Charlie Chaplin), The Night Cry (with Rin-Tin-Tin), and more.
It is the second part of a short film that the Eastman Kodak Company made with the Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company. The first segment of the film shows raw footage of a tin mining dredge financed by Austral Malay Tin Ltd. near the Taiping district of Malaysia. This item is part of Hagley Library's collection of Taylor-Wharton Iron and Steel Company photographs and films (Accession 1971.530).
The Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company, incorporated in 1912 at what is now High Bridge, New Jersey, produced frogs, switches and other railroad fittings as well as ordnance during both World Wars. The company added the manufacture of dredge buckets after acquiring an interest in the Yuba Manufacturing Company of California in 1933.
A digital collection has been made from the films in this collection, which date from the mid 1930s to the early 1940s. These films contain imagery of Taylor-Wharton dredge buckets and other equipment associated with the company. The films were shot in California and Alaska, as well as internationally in Southeast Asia, Australia, and Colombia. Many of these films include landscape scenery, aerial footage, and scenes of indigenous people, animals, and cities. There is also an instructional film on sliding and base running in baseball. To view this collection online now, click here.