Steelmaking and shipbuilding on the Clyde, Glasgow - forgings and castings are machined, and a crankshaft for marine engine turned in engineering shop. (clip)
Title: HEAVY INDUSTRIES
Reference number: 0500
Director: d. J.C. Elder
Production company: GB Instructional Ltd.
Original format: 16mm
Running time: 6 mins
Description: Steelmaking and shipbuilding on the Clyde, Glasgow. Sound version (sound effects and voice-over only) released theatrically under the title "Caledonian Series". Captions mute. For review of film see Scottish Educational Film Review Volume 1, Review No. 63. See Teaching notes held at National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.
Credits: Made in collaboration with a panel of Scottish teachers [ph. J Blake Dalrymple]
Shotlist: Credits (.21); Interior shots of steel works as pig iron is fed into a furnace, run off into ladles and poured into moulds. Ingots are pressed into shape. Forgings and castings are machined, and a crankshaft for a marine engine is turned in the engineering shop (3.20); Shots of shipyards on the River Clyde viewed from the river. General shots of ship construction (4.51); A launching table is uncovered, the bottle is set up. Shots of the launch itself and the boat entering the water (5.32); Scenes of river traffic (5.55); Profile of the "Queen Mary" (6.26); ecs (6.28)