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  • Description

    Women put household goods through paces before they go on sale, at the Institute of Good Housekeeping, London.

    C/U Man eating. C/U. Woman eating M/S Group round table eating. C/U Girl tasting food and then writing remarks. C/U Man writing remarks camera tracks back. C/U Samples labelled. C/U Hand writing remarks. M/S Start for whisking test. C/U Whisks turning. C/U Whisk operators. M/S Finish of whisk test. C/U Checking quality of finished mixture. C/U Girl writing remarks. M/S Test for safety on electric fire, operator walks into picture and starts to lay cloth strips on fire guard.

    C/U Hands laying two more strips of cloth on fire. C/U Hands starting stop watch and after six seconds stopping it. M/S Taking cloth strips off of fire and examining. C/U Girls using carpet sweepers. C/U Sweepers in action. M/S Weighting dust from vacuum cleaners and writing remarks. M/S Opening door of cupboard - 'Contamination Test'. C/U Taking out polythene bag. C/U Girl smelling contents of bag, takes out sandwich and smells that, starts to eat it. M/S Supervisor at desk, assistant hands her report, etc. C/U Hands checking and signing reports.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:23:00 / 01:43:31:00
    NP 386
    Sort Number:
    NP 386
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture
    Vacuum Cleaners 1950's House Servants Women's Sphere Foodstuff
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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