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Medway MovieBasePromotional and instructional films pertaining to the products of Winget Ltd. of Strood, Rochester, engineers and their twin companies Syncro, Cook Brothers and Challenge Manufacturing Company, United States of America (USA), 1930s-1967 from the records of Winget Ltd., Strood, Rochester, engineers.
From 16mm originals
Run 1 (File Winget 1A - Clip C2) Challenge Manufacturing Co., Cook Brothers, Los Angeles, California, USA. Opens with view of factory reception and car park. Subsequent scenes mainly show truck mixers stationary, mobile and with drum rotating; disassembly of components; power take off; mixer drum being filled; mixometer gauge, working scale model of drum, demonstration of drum, blackboard diagrams; labourers making roads and paths or sidewalks, c.1965
Silent, colour. 29 minutes, 5 seconds. A representative clip of 9 minutes, 25 seconds is provided. The full run may be viewed at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre by appointment.
Run 2 (File Winget 1B - Clip D1) Challenge Manufacturing Co., Cook Brothers, California, USA, Model 06 mixer truck: the film opens with a view of the manual and shows a mixer truck discharging; Challenge IV speed Eto Mixer; Simpli-Matic Drive; operating and service of model 06 27; truck mixer; labourers at work; explanation of mixer; man in factory dismantling and reassembling clutch and transmission and calibrating components c.1965.
Sound, narration, colour. 19 minutes, 30 seconds. A representative clip of 10 minutes and 53 seconds is provided. The full run may be viewed at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre by appointment.
Run 3 (File Winget 1B - Clip D3) Challenge Manufacturing Co., Cook Brothers, California, USA, 641 Straddle Trailer: a new one man method; showing trailer on road and unloaded; carrying load of pipes and seen again on road; trailer shown loading and lowering girders; shown on road with pallets or crates; underneath view; driver disconnecting and reconnecting hydraulic pipes; trailer loading with concrete sections and on the road again; an enclosed version of the trailer loading tyres; 1960s;
Sound, narration, colour. 11 minutes, 20 seconds
Run 4 (File Wingets 1B - Clip D4) Challenge Manufacturing Co., Cook Brothers, California, USA, 114 tilter: a new concept in concrete paving. The film opens with a road building scene; a mixer truck is filled; amidst continuing road construction scenes, mixer trucks discharge and tilt. The film closes with a scene of laying reinforced concrete and an intersection of flyovers. 1960s;
Silent, colour, 12 minutes, 25 seconds, reproduced in full.
Run 5 (File Wingets 2A clips E1 and E2) Winget Syncro of Rochester and Syncro Machine Company, USA: promotional film for Winget Ltd. high speed thin wall polyethylene extrusion and wire-drawing production line at their factory in Strood, Rochester. The film opens with a view of the production line; subsequent sequences show a diagram of the production line machinery; a flow diagram of system; the machinery is seen in operation; pre-heating, annealing and re-heating diagram; transformer diagram; monitoring equipment; factory staff; tolerances and specifications of machinery stated by narrator, 1960s;
Sound, narration, 17 minutes, 57 seconds, reproduced in full.
Run 6 (File Winget 2A - Clip E3) Demonstration and promotional film for vibratory soil compaction machines and vibratory concrete paving machines. Film opens with view of woodland path before and after start of road construction; demonstration of tractor towing roller; demonstration of self-propelled compactor; graphical results of research by Swedish State Road Institute; self propelled roller; transportation of compactor; use of Pegson rammer for compacting railway permanent way gravel ballast; beam testing apparatus; road construction showing concrete spreader type BU52, consistometer and concrete paving machine type KV2A with high frequency vibrating screeder; joint making machine type FU for concrete roads; a Douglas C-53 Dakota aircraft on a concrete runway. Illustrated with diagrams throughout. The film closes with a scene of a dual carriage way and a list of the machines demonstrated. 1960s;
Made for A-B Vibro-Verken. Black and white, sound, narration. Photography by Ulf Knoppel; edited by Ing. F.H. Uddenberg and Peter Winner; directed by Peter Winner; a Sirenfilm. Filmed in United States of America (USA), Sweden or UK.
Sound, narration, black and white. 11 minutes, 4 seconds. A representative clip of 12 minutes and 15 seconds is provided. The full run may be viewed at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre by appointment.
Run 7 (File Winget 2B - Clip F1) Film of foundry and assembly shops at Winget Ltd., Strood, Rochester. The film opens with a view of the High Street office block and lorries turning into the central atrium and subsequent sequences mainly show the foundry, cement mixer assembly shop and employees. There is a fleeting view of Jane's Creek and moored motor cruisers. c.1969
Made by Audio Visual Unit, Canterbury College of Art. Sound, narration (distorted), black and white, 11 minutes, 20 seconds.
Run 8 (File Winget 2B - Clip F2) Rochester: What is the secret of the perfect mix?; This is a promotional film dedicated to Winget open drum mixer model 05 with semi-helix drum; showing mixer in operation attended by workmen. Also showing components. 1936
Silent, black and white, captions. 7 minutes, 35 seconds.
Run 9 (File Winget 2B - Clip F3) Short film believed showing Winget cement mixer at road works in London, c.1930
Silent, black and white, 1 minute, 48 seconds
Run 10 (File Winget 2B - Clip F3) Winget Ltd., Strood, Rochester: digger with bucket and workmen on site; scenes showing dredging or digging of mud, c.1930;
Silent, black and white, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
Run 11 (File Winget 2B - Clip F3) Winget Ltd. This film may follow on from the previous one and shows a hoist turntable in operation, possibly on the same site c.1930
Silent, black and white, 7 minutes, 30 seconds
Run 12 (File Winget 2B - Clip F4) Short film of workman using a pneumatic drill, unknown location, c.1930
Silent, black and white, 10 seconds
Run 13 (File Winget 2B - Clip F4) Film of plate tamp brick crusher, with workman and supervisor, Winget factory, Strood, c.1930
Silent, black and white, 1 minute, 19 seconds
Run 14 (File Winget 2B - Clip F4) Winget Ltd., Strood factory, scenes showing workman demonstrating cement mixer mounted on four wheel trolley, c.1930
Silent, black and white, 1 minute, 22 seconds
Run 15 (File Winget 2B - Clip F4) duplicate of above.
Run 16 (File Winget 2B - Clip F4) Short film of construction work using Winget equipment in Glasgow, Scotland, showing man operating machinery in factory; large steel beam; c.1930;
Silent, black and white, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
Copyright Mitsui Babcock Energy Ltd. Reproduced by kind permission of Mitsui Babcock Energy Ltd.
File updated by Borough Archivist 8 September 2006
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