Modern Marvels: The Fascinating Story of Welding in America (S13, E16) | Full Episode


  • @HISTORY on April 19, 2024

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  • @user-tq8pi8vq3f on May 11, 2024

    And they just gave us this for free. I love you

  • @sparky8823 on May 12, 2024

    Why does the history channel constantly re-upload old videos?

  • @dogpotter on May 12, 2024

    That was fun thanks

  • @mikeburch2998 on May 13, 2024

    The three stooges were really good at riveting. Just sayin. 🙂

  • @solofourohsixgaming on May 13, 2024

    Here is one example proof of God. Only a all knowing God could create something like this for us to discover. That's the thing, humans don't create anything that has to do with the laws of physics that God set forth, we merely discover what is already there.

  • @primoshunter on May 13, 2024

    History Channel should go back to making shows like this

  • @Fadem12forReal on May 14, 2024

    My mom loves me

  • @jacksonmarshallkramer5087 on May 14, 2024

    I prefer blue welding machines.

  • @jacksonmarshallkramer5087 on May 14, 2024

    That's A LOT of welding wire.

  • @jacksonmarshallkramer5087 on May 14, 2024

    I do explosion welding every couple of days. Usually in the morning and after a night of drinking and White Castle. 😵💩😁. 🙆

  • @jacksonmarshallkramer5087 on May 14, 2024

    Ever see Looney Tunes Sylvester the cat dressed in underwater diver suit with the suit/helmet/air hose? His little son was tasked with the turning the wheel to crank the air. No electric motor. He got distracted by a butterfly and stopped cranking the pump. Sylvester was turning blue. When he realized what he'd done, he cranked it so fast that he blew up like a balloon. Hilarious.

  • @stokedfool on May 15, 2024

    Reacquainted with gloriously entertaining TV. Thank you algorithm. How did you know I needed more MM in my life?

  • @sparksmcgee6641 on May 16, 2024

    This is the best film effects explaining what a weld is and the sheilding gas being shown with special effects.
    Amazing work.

  • @laura-ann.0726 on May 16, 2024

    The segment shot in the Saturn car factory shows how old this episode is. GM hasn't manufactured Saturns since 2009 – a victim, along with Pontiac, of the Great Crash of 2007-2010. I have a friend with a Saturn and she says it's getting almost impossible to get parts for it. If it flunks a Smog Check, it's a goner; there's no emissions control parts to be had for it any more.

  • @devmeistersuperprecision4155 on May 17, 2024

    I first learned gas welding. Then stick welding and lately TIG welding. I am no professional. But having the ability to weld and fabricate has been very useful. It’s a great skill to have. But you could spend a lifetime learning everything.

  • @highlyalloyed9296 on May 17, 2024

    Man such nostalgia watching modern marvels, such a great show

  • @weldingclassroom7171 on May 17, 2024

    Started welding at Kickapoo High School in Springfield over 44 years ago. Decided I was gonna weld. It was and still is a great career for me.

  • @hackaboom on May 18, 2024

    DC and ac sre just dangerous differently. neither are safer than they other.

  • @manyhammers5944 on May 18, 2024

    Shielded metal arc and stick are the same process,smaw.

  • @kidsmithree on May 18, 2024

    The air we breathe is 21% Oxygen and 78% nitrogen.

  • @kimvellore4134 on May 19, 2024

    DC is more dangerous than AC at the same voltages for humans. that is why DC is used in electric chairs. The under water welding is safer not because of using DC but it is at a lower voltage than that can cause a fatal shock

  • @ryanmccarthy8625 on May 19, 2024

    Besides heavy machinery operators, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, ironworkers and oilfield workers.
    Us welders also contribute significantly towards building and maintaining the infrastructure in this country.

  • @ccdrouin on May 19, 2024

    So good to hear them say Ironworkers instead of steelworkers or construction workers, man I hate it when they do that. Local 7 Boston

  • @bubbabrown6917 on May 19, 2024

    Hungry for some molten nuggets

  • @solvent.7728 on May 20, 2024

    It's like Frank z grew up watching nothing but David Attenborough and Comedy Central (when it was still funny)

  • @Golddudes199 on May 20, 2024

    1:31 There's just shy of 70,000 tons of structural steel.

  • @tonymartin790 on May 21, 2024

    Modern marvels is legit the best non-fiction show ever made.

  • @albertorozco5981 on May 21, 2024

    Horrible welds 😒 danger is when you weld under water.

  • @Reedic20 on May 21, 2024

    Get your bounce just right ha really dude

  • @jasonmaddox8913 on May 23, 2024

    Gotta push that puddle

  • @floridaboiwoody on May 23, 2024

    This was a cool show, and one I had not seen before. Made me feel proud to be a welder and iron worker. And proud to use Lincoln, my boss has 14 Lincoln welders in the shop and would only buy Red.

  • @brandonhenderson322 on May 23, 2024

    As a welder myself who builds these large beams I approve of this show. Welding is an art and has so many applications.

  • @ToddyRackz on May 24, 2024

    Bruh they just putting glue on metal pipes and stuff it ain't that serious…

  • @fellzer on May 27, 2024

    @1:00 Nam Flashback

  • @keith4804 on May 27, 2024

    Had to learn how to weld in my millwright's apprenticeship. It takes a lot of practice, skill, knowledge and natural talent to be a good welder. I'm mediocre at best and that was after a good deal of practice. Luckily my job is more about turning nuts and bolts and greasing/operating valves. I can arc weld and mig weld decently enough but tig and oxyacetylene? Forget it, I'm garbage.

  • @gabrielv.4358 on May 29, 2024


  • @gabrielv.4358 on May 29, 2024

    PFFT, It's the 3th time I see Pontiac in History. Why not Ford or Mazda?

  • @Parents_of_Twins on May 29, 2024

    Yet despite all the labor savings cost of replacing men with robots amazingly car prices have continued to climb. Hmm wonder if that has anything to do with those giant salaries the corporate officers are receiving? You could pay a lot of people a decent salary for 50,000,000.00 a year.