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Steam

  • Drama
  • History
  • 1913

Summary

Here is one of the best pictures the natural color company has made. It may be described as filmed standard fiction. The expenditure of much pains and money is apparent. The film portrays the lives first of James Watt as boy and man, and then of George Stephenson likewise. Watt is shown making his first discovery of the power of steam and constructing the model of the stationary engine. So also is shown George Stephenson as a boy, pushing a coal car over rails, and wondering why steam could not be employed to do the same thing. We see the making in clay of the first locomotive model and then the demonstration on rails of the first engine. Running through the pictures are portrayed the love stories of the two men, which raises the interest. Much attention is given to costumes of the period.

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