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Wire For Sound
Description: A look into the manufacturing of copper wire for use in the telephone industry in the 1960's.
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Clip #: MF-9
Length: 9:55
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1960s
Subject: Manufacturing
Original: 35mm
1960s, Western Electric, Bell System, copper wire for telephones, technician, molten copper, furnace, smelting plant, worker wearing safety goggles working with molten copper, workers wearing safety goggles processing copper into solid forms, "danger hot blast wear goggles" sign, worker pouring coffee from steaming kettle into mug and drinking, workers forming copper into wire, wire coil traveling on conveyor belt, worker operating machine that spins copper wire into coil and places onto conveyor belt, wire coil traveling on conveyor belt being washed, worker operating crane lowering wire coils into pit and hoisting them out after being colored, wire traveling through machine, copper wire being spun onto spools, workers operating machine controls and machinery, copper wire being refined and bundled as it passing through machinery, worker's hand turning dial, worker using hand tool to cut wire, worker in crane traveling over wire spool storage area, crane hoisting Western Electric wire spool, cable, lineman / technician guiding machine as it hoists wire onto telephone line, linemen / technicians turning wire spool to lower into ground, woman's hand turning rotary phone dial

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