Master Hands: Manufacturing Chevrolet Cars – 1936 Educational Documentary WDTVLIVE42

Master Hands is a sponsored documentary film which shows what work was like in a Chevrolet automobile factory. Scenes show all aspects of vehicle production, from steel products being created in a foundry to finished cars rolling out of the assembly lines. Credits include original music by Samuel Benavie, cinematography by Gordon Avil, and film editing by Vincent Herman.

It was produced by the Jam Handy Organization, a pioneer in industrial film production. In 1999, Master Hands was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

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Ron Wilson says:

Ho-leee shit. 1936, my birth year. Those guys have all gone for the big dirt nap by now. I'm soon to follow.

rainbowranddy says:

Hope that none of the remarkably hard-working, devoted men, pictured here; ever had to do this with a hangover.

Shain Andrews says:

To think this was automation.

Robert Lee says:

OSHA would not approve.

Rob Mackenzie says:

Turn them over and it says "MADE IN HELL".

Oilan Greeze says:

Impressive copy of this. I've seen a few different versions of 'Master Hands' on YouTube, this seems the tidiest.

anonymous anonymous says:

They don't make them like that anymore.

DarkRaptor99 says:

Wow, that is a different ear of automobile assembly!! Interesting to watch though

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