Giant coal dumper / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.
From Edison films catalog: 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" (Edison films catalog): The following subjects present novel and interesting views along the line of the Erie, such as do not always come within the observation of the general tourist. We are indebted to the courtesy of the Erie officials, whose kind co-operation in affording us every facility within their power has enabled us to procure these unusual and effective pictures. (p. 23)
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43407.
Camera, William Heise?
Duration: 0:39 at 18 fps.
Filmed ca. June 1897, at the Erie Railroad docks in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 310-11; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 23 [MI]; Maguire & Baucus. Fall catalogue, 1897, p. 9 [MI].
Received: 1995-03-21 from LC film lab; viewing print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.