Getting Down to Earth Again, is a black and white motion picture, produced by Caravel Films Inc. for the Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, Inc., and was about lubricants and proper lubrication of machinery. In 1931, the Socony (Standard Oil Company New York) and the Vacuum Oil Company merged forming the Socony-Vacuum Corp. In 1955, it became the Socony Mobil Oil Company and currently Mobil. Caravel Films Inc. was active in 1932, but no other information was found. This film was probably produced between 1940 and 1942. Introduction (0:08-0:57). Iron ore materials being dug up and distributed for use in engines (0:58-1:06), Ford Automobiles of the 1930’s (1:07-1:14), 1930’s delivery truck (1:15-1:21), 1930’s tractor’s and implements, such as a plow (1:22-1:38). Steel plant of the United States Steel Corporation, founded in 1901, with blast furnaces (1:39-1:53), Pig iron stream (1:54-1:57), Open Hearth furnace (2:00-2:06), Scenes within the steel mill (2:07-2:21), Blooming mills work the ingot of steel (2:22-3:40), all needing lubrication (3:41-4:08). The world moves on rubber. 1932 Ford Coupe on the road with rubber tires (4:09-4:19). 1930’s John Deere tractor, or “Johnny Popper” (4:20-4:24). B. F. Goodrich Company, 1870-1988, founded by Benjamin Franklin Goodrich, tire making (4:25-5:05). Rolling mill for tire making. They all need lubricating for cost efficiency (5:06-6:17). E.I. DuPont DeNemours & Co. Inc. plant (6:35-6:43). Viscose Process for Rayon manufacturing uses a steeping press (6:44-7:22), viscose from pulp is used to obtain a filament by using a spinneret (7:23-7:42), the many parts need a lubricant. The manufacturing process of viscose rayon cannot be stopped until it is complete (8:05-8:35). Socony-Vacuum produced the needed lubricants (9:07-9:34). Farm machinery: steel wheel John Deere tractor towing a binder (9:36-9:38), a Farmall H cultivating a field (9:39-9:41), pulling a plow (9:46-9:50), John Deere pulling a hay baler (9:51-9:56), tractor and wagon (10:04-10:06), John Deere corn picker (10:07-10:10), steel wheel tractor with cultivator (10:24-10:29), a caterpillar twenty two tractor built between 1932-1939 (10:40-10:47). Harvesting a field of sorghum (11:03-11:53). McCormick Deering steel wheel tractor (12:14-12:20). Harvesting sorghum (12:33-12:40). Illustration of how crank case oil works in engines ((12:41-13:01). A farm ((13:15-13:38). Pigs at the trough (13:40-13:44). Trench silo (13:50-14:23). Illustration of why use high quality engine oil (14:35-15:02). Mobiloil advertising of the 1930’s (15:03-15:34). Steel wheel tractor (16:18-16:35). Field being worked and creating dust in the tractor parts (17:10-18:31). Servicing a gearcase: drain oil while hot, flush gears with kerosene, start up engine, run forward and backward to flush, drain kerosene (18:32-19:34). Gargoyle Mobiloil “C” can (19:41-19:43). Steel wheel tractor (19:50-20:01). International Harvester combine (20:05-20:07). International Harvester drill (20:08-20:13). Farmer cultivating a field (20:14-20:18), and Harvesting crops (20:19-20:28). A farm (20:29-20:47). Mobilgrease #2 demonstration (20:50-22:04). 1930’s Combine (22:05-22:19). Appling grease with grease gun (22:21-22:38). Farmal tractor harvesting crop (22:39-22:56). Proper lubrication of tractor tires with Mobilgrease #5 (23:13-25:53). Gargoyle Mobiloil “C” and “CW” is used for bearings and gears (26:00-26:23). A Flying Red Horse Almanac that was distributes between 1940-1942 (26:57-27:04).
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