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  • Description

    Bury, Lancashire.

    Several cellophane packets of humbugs are seen rolling down a conveyor belt. Various shots show how humbug sweets are made at this factory - amazing! A long length of syrup mixture is pulled about by a special machine; two men squash it into strips with treacle-coloured lengths. A huge chewy centre wrapped in a treacle 'blanket' is put on top of the squashed strips then rolled up by the men.

    The huge 84lb giant sweetie is put into a twisting and stretching machine and the end of it is fed between two rollers to make a long thin strip of sweetie mixture; this is cut by the machine into lozenges. Thousands of humbugs are seen travelling along conveyor belts. Some sweets are wrapped in shiny paper by a machine.

    Fabulous! This is one of my favourites!

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1967
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    4225
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    405.09
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:31:00 / 01:56:00:00
    Canister:
    CP 642
    Sort Number:
    CP 642
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    Other interesting stuff Sweets
  • Stills

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

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