STK-ID 1650

[Title: A Money Making Industry] (Remark: making money, as is earning it, can be a complicated process. Canada's money factory is the Royal Mint in Ottawa.) Shot of Canadian Mint with workers passing through gates, of man who seems to be in charge chatting with guard at gate and walking in. Shot of gold and silver bullions, of bullions being brought to furnace on carts, of crucible of molten silver being taken out of furnace. Shots of crucible being emptied into molds, of metal taking shape of thin bars. Sequence on coin making showing bars being cooled in a water bath, bars being stored in a safe place, bars being fed into roller and coming out thick as coins, strips being fed into a punch where blank coins are made. Shots of coins being weighed, being annealed to increase bardness and durability and being stamped with current coin designs. Shots of machine shop where dies are made, of lathes, and giant press. Shot of stamped coins falling out of machine into pail. Various shots of coins being tested in various ways, of counting and weighing in bulk. [Titles interspersed; End Title]


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A Money Making Industry
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
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