The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
This film is part of Free
Engineers to the World
Historic Lincoln where 100 acres are dedicated to the Ruston Group whose engines provide power for industry across the world.
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This promotional film for the Ruston Group was made at a time when, according to the commentary, almost every family in Lincoln had a working connection with Ruston. From their foundry pounding out heavy crankshafts for trawler engines to the complex artistry of the gas turbine. Leaving historic Lincoln the film also has time to visit the equally historic Colchester where sister firm Davey Paxman produces the mighty Ventura 2,000 HP diesel engine.
The Ruston Group was taken over by English Electric in 1966, which eventually became part of GEC. The Lincoln gas turbine factory was taken over by the German firm of Siemens in 2003.