Lorry Assembly UK 1962-1969

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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.

    Lorry Assembly - UK (exact location of events unknown).

    Various shots of vehicle components being manufactured by men working in a factory. White hot molten metal being poured out and hammered. Men working on assembly line. engine parts moving along conveyor belt. Large machines pressing car bodywork parts into shape. Lorry cabs on assembly line. Engines and cabs being lowered into position. C/U of man giving thumbs up and mouthing 'OK'. Lorry being driven out of factory. General view of lorries (cabs only) parked outside factory.

    Nice footage - very bright and clear.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1962 - 1969
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    Available on request
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    01:19:40:00 / 01:22:03:00
    UN 4639 B
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    UN 4639 B
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  • The location for this footage is an unnamed BMC factory.

    "Lorry cabs on assembly line" - I believe these are cabs for the Austin FFK lorry.

    Some of the footage seen here features in clip 1237.02, entitled "Design for Work', and is therefore likely to be offcuts for that piece. This fact also enables the clip's date range to be reduced to 1958.

    jamied 16th Dec 2012

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