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Inside an American Factory:
Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904

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Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress

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The Westinghouse Works Collection contains 21 actuality films showing various views of Westinghouse companies. Most prominently featured are the Westinghouse Air Brake Company, the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, and the Westinghouse Machine Company. The films were intended to showcase the company's operations. Exterior and interior shots of the factories are shown along with scenes of male and female workers performing their duties at the plants.
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The Westinghouse World: The Companies, the People, and the Places

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Selected Bibliography

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