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Big Mill, The

Synopsis
A compilation of four films on steelmaking in the West of Scotland held in the National Library of Scotland collection:
MAKE WAY FOR STEEL (1966) - The construction for David Colvilles Limited of the steel works at Ravenscraig and the mill at Gartcosh. Shows all stages in the construction of these impressive plants including the use of caterpillar bulldozers to prepare the sites
LANARKSHIRE STEELWORKS (1975) - Steel production at Colvilles filmed by Tom Urie, Assistant Melting Shop Manager. The whole steel making process is followed, with close-ups of the engine supplying power to the works.
THE BIG MILL (1963) - An award winning film on the production of sheet metal at Colvilles’ Ravenscraig and Gartcosh works. We see a thick slab of steel rolled at fantastic speed to become a thin coil of steel four miles long.
FULLWOOD FOUNDRIES MOSSEND (c.1970) - A detailed description of old and new methods of making cast iron moulds for the steelworks, with views around the Fullwood Iron Foundry, Mossend.
Series
Films of Scotland, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
Civil Engineering & Building; Engineering
Keywords
cast iron; construction engineering; industrial archaeology; production engineering; sheet metal; steelmaking

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£19.56
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
96 minutes
Year
2009

Production Company

Name

Films of Scotland

Distributor

Name

Panamint Cinema

Email
cinema@panamint.co.uk
Web
http://www.panamint.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01505 834936
Address
Abercorn Schoolhouse
Whitequarries
Broxburn
West Lothian, Scotland
EH52 6PZ

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