STK-ID 11027

Shots of men working on car frame, differential, drive shaft and rear axle. Sequence on men and women making asbestos brake linings and brakes. Shots of men at work on assembly line, assembling axles, bolting pieces unto frame. Shots of women at work on electrical components. Shots of men at assembly line, bolting engines onto frames, installing steering mechanism. Sequence on fabrication of bumpers from foundry to installation. Shots of fabrications of rims, of installation of spokes, of stacks of rims. Various shots of manufacturing of rubber tires showing the shaping of rough tire, the inclusion of lining, the final shaping as manufacturers made tires in those days. Shots of women finish generator armatures, of men completing whole generator, installing them into engine. Sequence showing fabric being woven, tires being crenellated, pieces being assembled on partially completed automobile. Shots of men at work fabricating headlights, of headlights being installed on car frame.


Excerpt from
From the Ground Up
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486