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Ruston & Hornsby Project

Source: MACE Archive

This silent reel was likely to have been shot by the Ruston Film Unit and provides us with early 1950s views of not only the Ruston factory, but also the city of Lincoln itself. We see traffic passing through Newport Arch followed by a view of the Stonebow again with traffic in view. This is followed by shots of Brayford Pool with the cathedral visible in the distance. Next we see the exterior of the Jew's House and Steep Hill. We then see the entrance to the Ruston and Hornsby factory (complete with advertising hoarding for the firm's oil engines). Inside the factory we see stages in the manufacture of diesel engines including a very large crankshaft being machined and checked for tolerances. There are shots of materials being tested to destruction as well as engine assembly.

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