1929 Home Construction (home movie)

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by rue, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. A family's home movie of their house being built in 1929


    [video=youtube_share;eP6Nn-GZS0c]http://youtu.be/eP6Nn-GZS0c[/video]

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    This is 16mm home movie from 1929 of the construction of a large estate home. 16MM film was introduced in the 1920's as a home movie medium. Since 35mm film was printed on nitrate filmstock that could easily combust, a smaller gague (16MM) was created that was printed on saftey stock made of acetate that was safe for home use. The cost of a 16MM camera at this time cost more than a car. Thus this is a common example of a 16MM upper class home movie project.
     
  2. C-dot

    C-dot Call Me a Cab

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    What a fantastic find! Only you could scout out something like this, Rue ;)
     
  3. Awwww... thanks :eek: Tis nothing.... ;)

    Actually, I was trying to find out more about our new house and this video popped up :D

    Isn't it fascinating how they went about it? I love how the family is all excited :)
     
  4. C-dot

    C-dot Call Me a Cab

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    Me too! I liked the way the girls in the beginning were digging up the ground in their furs and cloches :)
     
  5. Gregg Axley

    Gregg Axley I'll Lock Up

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    Those were their work furs.
     
  6. I know... so cute :)

    lol
     
  7. Marla

    Marla A-List Customer

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    Thanks for posting. I watched it all the way through. It's always nice to see "real life" footage rather than the (scripted) films we are used to seeing.
     
  8. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    He needs to work on his penmanship. Very sloppy.
     
  9. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Yes, very disappointing.
     
  10. You're welcome and I agree :)

    lol
     
  11. Connery

    Connery One Too Many

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    Great footage thanks Rue, but, not without drama. When those fellows were pruning the tree I thought, one slip and they are strung up.:p
     
  12. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    What Happened

    Great video, like when the framers put the small tree on top of the roof, timber framers still do that to this day! I just wounder where the house was, does it still exist, and did this family survive the great depression with their money still in tact?
     
  13. That was scary stuff, wasn't it? :eeek:

    I didn't understand that part. Is it common to put a tree on the roof and why do they do it?
     
  14. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Amazing!

    Shoveler #2 throws like a girl. ;)

    It's called "Topping off."
     
  15. Throws like a girl.... lol

    Thanks for the information on the "Topping off" Scott. Interesting......
     
  16. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    Basically to pay homage to where the lumber came from!
     
  17. Thank you ....... it's a neat tradition I think :)
     

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