Giant Coal Dumper


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Giant Coal Dumper
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43407.
Duration: 0:39 at 18 fps.
Camera: James H. White, William Heise.
Filmed at the Erie railroad docks in Cleveland, Ohio.

From Edison Films catalog, no. 94, March 1900: "Shows how a full carload of coal is loaded into a vessel every thirty seconds at the great Erie Railroad Docks, Cleveland, Ohio. Great clouds of coal dust rise as each car is unloaded." Advertised as part of the "Erie Railroad Series," described as presenting "novel and interesting views along the line of the Erie, such as do not always come within the observation of the general tourist... unusual and effective pictures." (p. 23)


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