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The Great Jib

A "revolutionary example of British enterprise and engineering", in Corby, Northamptonshire.

Documentary 1952 35 mins


An enormous steel crane - or jib - higher than Nelson's Column, is developed for use in quarrying iron ore to make in to steel at Corby steelworks. There are numerous dazzling facts and an epic sense of endeavour in this informative documentary, enhanced by the swelling soundtrack. The film details the jib's development and installation, and was originally intended to be seen by engineers.