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STEEL AGE

Steel Age (1930)

Various shots of men at work in a foundry.

MOVING A HILL

Moving A Hill (1942)

Big machines work in a quarry.

CAN YOU GUESS?

Can You Guess? (1924)

The audience is invited to play a guessing game - strange shots are revealed to be...

READY FOR A LICKING

Ready For A Licking (1937)

The printing process of postage stamps in Italy.

UNIDENTIFIED OUT TAKES / CUTS - CP UNI 3 - BEFORE AND AFTER

Unidentified Out Takes / Cuts - Cp Uni 3 - Before And After (1960)

Unidentified out takes (cuts,...

ROAD REPAIRS

Road Repairs (1925)

Men lay bricks - very short segment of film.

GLASS

Glass (1933)

Good educational film about the making of a glass jar at a glass factory.

LOGS

Logs (1929)

Timber being transported by water.

DADDY LONGLEGS

Daddy Longlegs (1929)

Large tractor is used to fell and transport trees.

STEEPLE JACKS

Steeple Jacks (1931)

Men abseil down a church steeple.

HOT COLD

Hot Cold (1936)

A look at how artificial ice is made in a factory.

MINING ON THE LEVEL

Mining On The Level (1937)

A look at a mining process begun at ground level. No soundtrack or paperwork...

IRON ART!

Iron Art! (1938)

Metalworkers make objects out of iron in a workshop.

HANDS TO THE PUMPS!

Hands To The Pumps! (1940)

Good footage of factory girls making and assembling stirrup pumps.

WATCH THE WHITE LINE!

Watch The White Line! (1940)

A new machine paints the white lines down the middle of the road.

UNEMPLOYED COAL MINERS

Unemployed Coal Miners (1928)

Unemployed miners seem to be helping themselves to a few sacks of coal.

THE LIVING STATUE

The Living Statue (1928)

Lumberjack climbs up a very tall tree to chop part of the top off.

THE TURKEY STRUT

The Turkey Strut (1927)

Turkeys are herded to market - they are inspected by shoppers.

OLDER WORKERS ARE STILL WANTED IN THEIR JOBS - TRAILER

Older Workers Are Still Wanted In Their Jobs - Trailer (1948)

Ministry of Information film urging...

HAMMER - HAMMER - HAMMER

Hammer - Hammer - Hammer (1933)

Water wheel powers machinery to hammer red hot metal into shape - no...

GIRLS MAKE HURDLES aka GIRL HURDLE MAKERS

Girls Make Hurdles AKA Girl Hurdle Makers (1936)

Sisters making hurdles for living.

NO HAWKERS

No Hawkers (1936)

A woman finds a way to deal with hawkers.

ROAD SWEEPER

Road Sweeper (1936)

A road sweeper shows off his invention - a brush and shovel combined.

SHOESHINE GIRL

Shoeshine Girl (1936)

A woman earns a living by cleaning bags of shoes for her clients.

CYCLING KEY CUTTER aka LOCKSMITH ON WHEELS

Cycling Key Cutter AKA Locksmith On Wheels (1937)

Key cutter on a bicycle visits homes to cut keys.

FEMALE WOODCUTTERS issue title - CHORDS, CUES AND COSTERS

Female Woodcutters Issue Title - Chords, Cues And Costers (1936)

Female woodcutters at work.

GOLD PROSPECTING issue title - GOOD AS GOLD

Gold Prospecting Issue Title - Good As Gold (1938)

Footage of gold mining in Lanarkshire.

BRICKS FOR 10 HOUSES A DAY

Bricks For 10 Houses A Day (1938)

Process of brick making - from clay digging to a house building.

CRICKET BATS

Cricket Bats (1939)

A short item showing the process of making of cricket bats.

LUMBER JACK aka SPLITTING PALINGS FROM TREES issue title -

Lumber Jack AKA Splitting Palings From Trees Issue Title - "Two's Company" (1941)

A Tasmanian...

LADY BLACKSMITH

Lady Blacksmith (1941)

A 16 year old girl is the village blacksmith. Location of events unknown.

EGG GRADING issue title - SORTS AND SIGHS

Egg Grading Issue Title - Sorts And Sighs (1942)

Eggs are checked and graded at factory. Location...

GOLD BEATING

Gold Beating (1949)

Item showing how gold leaf is made. London.

BONES FOR EXPORT

Bones For Export (1950)

A look at how plastic skeletons are made. Croydon, Greater London.

MAKING FOOTBALLS

Making Footballs (1950)

Footballs are made at one of London's oldest football factories in Borough.

MIDGET SUBMARINE

Midget Submarine (1951)

Footage of new small submarine in action, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon.

FLOWER POTS

Flower Pots (1951)

Footage of flower pot making in London.

SIMPLIFIED BUILDING

Simplified Building (1950)

Simple breeze block houses are constructed in Manchester.

NEW CRANE

New Crane (1951)

Item showing rail mounted tower crane at work on building site. London.

BUS DESTINATION BLINDS

Bus Destination Blinds (1952)

Destination of destination signs being made at factory in Elstree,...

SHEPHERD

Shepherd (1946)

Collie dog continues working even when his master retires.

EMPRESS EUGENIE'S HOUSE AS HOSPITAL - PART 2

Empress Eugenie's House As Hospital - Part 2 (1914-1918)

Nurses and patients in maternity ward at former...

ARC WELDER

Arc Welder (1970)

Men are seen at work using welding equipment.

INDUSTRIAL SCENES

Industrial Scenes (1930-1939)

Footage of various industrial scenes.

SHELLS FOR GUNS

Shells For Guns (1941)

Men and women in South Africa make shells for guns as part of the war effort.

NOVELTY DECORATIONS

Novelty Decorations (1959)

A look behind the scenes at the intricate craft work which goes into window...

CANDLE MAKING beware - other Colour Pics share this title

Candle Making Beware - Other Colour Pics Share This Title (1959)

A candle making factory in...

OUT TAKES / CUTS FROM CP 309 - AIR-HOUSE aka AITC HOUSE and INDOOR BOWLS

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 309 - Air-House AKA Aitc House And Indoor Bowls (1960)

Out takes...

WITH A MIGHTY ROAR!

With A Mighty Roar! (1932)

A limestone quarry in Germany - dynamite blows apart the face.

MAKING VERMICELLI

Making Vermicelli (1918)

A man demonstrates how Vermicelli is made in China.