Item 2 - Odds-Ends Falcona Gym

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Odds-Ends Falcona Gym

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ON00120 002-2-4-2

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  • 1939 - 1940 (Creation)

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1 film reel (19 min., 26 sec.) : b&w, si., acetate, original, reversal (Kodachrome) ; 16 mm

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One film of mining, the Royal Visit at Garson Crossing, Falconbridge town scenes, a Falconbridge gym demonstration, and Camp Falcona.

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00:00 Ore loading into a train car.
00:22 Train underground in mine.
00:40 King George IV and Queen Elizabeth leaving Garson Crossing on the royal train. June 5, 1939

01:29 Awaiting the King and Queen’s arrival at Garson Crossing.

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02:25 Train underground in mine.
03:06 Ore loading.
03:18 Miners leaving after their shift.
03:30 Hockey.
04:46 Power transformers.
05:01 Falconbridge mine and town.
05:48 Ice rink.
05:58 Men leaving a blood donor clinic organized by President of the local Red Cross Mary Craig.
06:51 Two men unloading square sets at Falconbridge Nickel Mines #5 Shaft Timberyard.

07:19 Falconbridge four bed hospital across from the main office building.
07:29 Falconbridge school for grade 1 to grade 10.
07:39 Tennis.

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07:42 1939 Falconbridge Gym Demonstration.
11:30 Train underground in mine.
12:13 Ore loading.
12:27 Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited – Mining.
12:37 Photography by A. Cameron.
13:44 Miners arriving for their shift.
14:32 Road and street scenes in Falconbridge, Ontario.
15:45 Children sledding.
15:48 Pyramids by Intermediate and Senior Boys. [title card only]
15:56 Miners setting up two “liners” to drill into the face of the mine.
16:06 Miners with dynamite.
16:20 Two miners drilling at the face of the mine drilling a “cut.” A long hole drill is set up and ‘”cut” is drilled.

16:35 Camp Falcona, sponsored by the Company to further its Health Education program and provide a vacation spot for the children of their employees, was established on the shores of Trout Lake 26 miles north-west of Falconbridge, in the summer of 1937. Here for three successive years have come the boys and girls of school age to enjoy a very healthfull and constructive outdoor holiday under the watchfull [sic] eye of competent supervision.
19:26 End.

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