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Hearts & Stars” was produced for the Hooven & Allison Company of Xenia, Ohio, in the 1940's. The 40-minute film features ropemaking footage from inside the H&A.


Nearly forgotten for over 50 years, the 16mm film reel was discovered in Bill Hagenbuch’s basement during the making of “Ropewalk”. Numerous film clips are included in “Ropewalk: A Cordage Engineer’s Journey Through History”.


The original “Hearts & Starsreel is now archived at the Greene County Public Library in Xenia, Ohio.


Use the “Play” arrow at left to view “Hearts & Stars” in five parts.


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