Other title(s):Driving Belt Made of Cardboard and Iron
Description:1. Intertitle: Filmed by the German „Lichtbild“ company, inc., Berlin SW 19, in the factories of the Fessler (Pforzheim) Brothers, Pforzheim. 2. Intertitle: The Fessler belt is a belt made of rolled leather board and steel plate put together with rivets which offers a practically-tested permanent replacement for leather belts. It is purely German-made and completely independent of any foreign raw materials. 3. Intertitle: Cardboard sheets are cut into strips... Image: A female factory employee lays sheets of cardboard in a machine which pulls in the sheets; the sheet comes out of the other side of the machine cut into strips. 4. Intertitle: … and rolled. Image: A worker is busy at a machine that rolls the cardboard strips. 5. Intertitle: With the aid of a punch, small plates are cut out of the cardboard plates. Image: A female worker inserts the cardboard strips into the punch machine, small plates are produced. 6. Intertitle: Small plates are also punched out of sheet iron. Image: A worker oils a sheet iron strip that has been placed in the punch; he checks the final product. 7. Intertitle: The rivets and sheet iron plates are abraded in „scouring drums“ in which they are rubbed against each other. Image: A worker at one of the drums turns a crank to lower the drum; opening the drum and emptying of the plates and rivets into a wooden crate; filling, closing and switching on the drum, the scouring drum turns again. 8. Intertitle: The inside of a scouring drum at work. Image: A look into a revolving scouring drum filled with rivets and plates. 9. Intertitle: Assembly of the belt from cardboard and iron plates, which are attached with rivets. Image: A workroom with women workers; the cardboard and iron plates are assembled and held together with rivets, a man supervises the work. 10. Intertitle: Workroom for tacking the belts. Image: Women in a workroom, busy at machines. 11. Intertitle: The hand-plugged belts are compressed, the rivets are pre-installed by hand. Image: Compression of the belts using a manually operated machine, following which the rivets are pre-installed with a hammer. 12. Intertitle: The belts are finally riveted together by machine. Image: Close-up of the machine, operated by a woman. 13. Intertitle: The durability of the belt is precisely tested on the stretching machine. Image: A worker operates the stretching machine. 14. Intertitle: The composition of the belt permits a fast and easy linking of two belt ends. Image: Two belts are linked to one another. 15. Intertitle: Using the product as a doormat. Image: A woman looks at the finished product and stretches it out. 16. Intertitle: A view of the belt store. Image: Belts stacked high one upon the other in a warehouse, a worker wheels the next cartload in. 17. Intertitle: The belt used on the belt pulley of a small dynamo. Image: Belt in use. 18. Intertitle: The belt is put in or out of gear by a belt fork with a roller path. Image: Close-up. 19. Intertitle: Moving crossbelts in use. 20. Intertitle: A large-scale operation, running almost exclusively on Fessler belts. Image: View of the large-scale operation. 21. Intertitle: G.L.C.
Keywords:EFG1914 / World War I / Germany / Metalworking industries / Motion picture industry / World War, 1914-1918