Helping Hands 1955-1959

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    Titles: 'Helping Hands - Produced by The Nuffield Association in conjunction with Associated British-Pathe Ltd.'

    A look at the many labour-saving devices that can be attached to and run by Nuffield tractors (somewhere in the British countryside).

    General views of countryside; sheep grazing. Farmer in farmyard uses a tractor with a loader on the front to lift manure and dump it in a trailer. Commentator talks of the structure of this kind of tractor. A man on a tractor pulls the trailer of manure onto a field and unhooks the back before tipping the trailer up to empty it. Another man uses a tractor with a reversible plough in a field. Commentator gives details of this type of plough. A multiple furrow plough is seen in action on another field. A disc harrow is used on a field. Mounted disc harrow in action. Rotavator attached to a tractor tilling a field - this piece of machinery can be used for ploughing, cultivation and harrowing.

    A man drives a tractor across a field with another man sitting on the rear machinery to guide it along - they are hoeing the field, with the second man steering to make sure the young plants are not damaged in the process. M/S of weeds being dug out by the mechanism as the tractor drives along.

    In the farmyard we see a chemical spray tank being attached to the back of the tractor. A man drives the tractor into a field of cows, sets up the spray mechanism and moves off. He sprays the chemical weed killer all over the field, while the cows watch and attempt to move out of the way! Another tractor with a hay sweep / stacker gathers hay from a field and dumps it on top of a large haystack. Threshing machine in the farmyard is attached to the tractor by means of a conveyor belt. Good shots of the thresher in action and bales of hay coming out the other end. Sacks of grain are tied up by workers. Portable hammer mill is mounted on tractor and seen in action - oatmeal (?) is produced by the mill and bagged up on the spot. End titles: 'The End'.

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    Cataloguer:
    Sarah
    Stock:
    Colour
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    90712
    Sort Number:
    DOCS
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:09:00 / 01:57:28:00
    Canister:
    DOCS
    Film ID:
    3254.14
    Issue Date:
    1955 - 1959
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