Film: 9182

Industry + Work | 1940 | Sound | B/W


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How scientists and engineers combine to improve conditions and adapt tools to the worker's needs, both in the workshop and office 1940's

Dealing with lighting, heat, noise, design of machine controls and benches, layout of display dials etc. The design of an overhead crane in a steel mill and the organisation of a department in a shoe factory are described in some detail. Also includes visit to a power station both old and new. Ship building yard. Includes scenes of machines, sewing machines, automated conveyor belts etc. Men and women that work machines do have limitations whereas machines are predictable and the film shows how problems are overcome.

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