Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The quintessential "Swee'pea in danger" cartoon, this one is set at the Useless Manufacturing Company. While factory worker Popeye enjoys a quick lunch with Olive Oyl, little Swee'pea slips away from the couple and scurries into a mass of pulsating machinery, all operating at full steam. Although the capricious infant manages to escape serious injury at every turn, poor Popeye is laid low by an exhausting array of hammers, pistons, saws, and drills. In fact, it is Swee'pea who ends up rescuing both Popeye and Olive from a grisly demise. Lost and Foundry was later excerpted in the 1940 "cheater" Doing Impossikible Stunts.