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Knife Factory
Description: A visit to a knife factory

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Clip #: MF-27D
Length: 3:08
Year: 1955
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Maryland
Subject: Manufacturing
Original: 16mm
1950s, Crisfield, Maryland, woman’s hands using steak knife to cut into meat, hands carving meat with knives, Charles D. Briddell incorporated, knife manufacturing plant, male worker manufacturing knives, male worker using punch press to cut blanks for knife blades out of steel, worker wearing safety straps flattening blanks on press, blanks being honed simultaneously to desired thickness and taper, male worker hollow grinding cutting edge which he examines, male worker heating blades in electric furnace and quenching in oil bath to allow for temper, male worker inserting blades into slots on rack and lowering it between rapidly whirling brushes to polish, jewelers rouge being applied to brushes, male workers polishing knife handles individually, female workers joining blades and handles together and adding farrel to end of handle, male workers sharpening knife blades, inspector observing as female worker tests sharpness of blades on leather, female workers assembling boxes of cutlery

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