FULLWOOD FOUNDRY, HAMILTON; NEWBATTLE ABBEY MEAL MILL AND WATER WHEEL

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Places:

  • Lanarkshire

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Power resources

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Industrial

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: FULLWOOD FOUNDRY, HAMILTON; NEWBATTLE ABBEY MEAL MILL AND WATER WHEEL

Reference number: 4595

Date: 1970c

Director: filmed by Mr Tom Urie

Sound: sound

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.01 mins

Description: Footage inside the Fullwood Foundry, Hamilton as metal mouldings are made - presumably making the new waterwheel as seen in the following part of the film. A new waterwheel is inaugurated at Newbattle Abbey by Magnus Magnusson.

Regarding the section on Newbattle Abbey: A new water wheel was one item required when restoring the New Abbey Meal Mill ready for handing over by the owner Mr. Charles Stewart to the 'Ancient Monuments' in the Architectural Heritage Year.

See also ref. 4577.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from control track, Beta SP. Shotlisted with the aid of notes provided by Mr Urie]

[FULLWOOD FOUNDRY, HAMILTON] exts Fullwood Foundry (00:00:10:19) ints foundry (00:00:22:03) sand being rammed by machine around a wooden pattern (00:01:29:09) stripping the pattern / dressing the sand core (00:01:46:11) a mould being made on a jolting machine and pneumatic rammer (00:02:50:00) pattern being removed (00:03:09:12) the mould (00:03:15:22) moulding using a chemically bonded sand (00:03:40:18) exts yard where lorry delivers haematite pig (00:04:10:03) gvs men shovelling and using chain to lift and load steel scrap, pig iron, coke etc into Cupola Furnace charging bucket, it is transported on lift into foundry (00:05:22:22) ints casting metal from the cupola, hot molten [sound cuts out here] (00:05:46:15) removing fins from castings in the dressing shop (00:06:11:03) loading the shot blasting machine, more shots of fins being removed (00:06:56:11) [NEWBATTLE ABBEY, MEAL MILL AND WATER WHEEL] gvs Newbattle Abbey (00:07:51) [sound poor] a segment of the old wheel being used as a pattern for new segments (00:08:13:17) setting up the mould (00:09:10:04) casting (00:09:25:09) dressing a new segment (00:09:49:08) [sound returns] exts with the rebuilt wheel at the mill (00:10:50:05) Mr. Stewart with the joiner (00:11:12:03) some of the machinery inside the mill, note that the teeth on the gear wheels are made of wood (00:12:26:02) exts joiner turning wheel by hand, checking how the mill was being turned (00:12:37:09) [no music] the mill dam on opening day, glassy water, quiet (00:13:49:21) the opening ceremony performed by Magnus Magnusson, the wheel starts up (00:14:47:19) m/s mill and wheel exts (00:14:56:18) The End (00:15:01:15)