Matchbox Cars 1965

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    Hackney, London.

    Begins with fabulous shots of model cars and trucks on a moving conveyor belt. Looks like a surreal motorway with brightly coloured cars moving along it. Traffic a go-go!

    Matchbox Cars factory. Shots of men at their drawing boards designing Matchbox models. C/Us of prototypes being created - tiny parts are painted then a wooden prototype is created. Mould is made then scaled down. Man operates a pantograph - cutting a mould. Various shots of cars being made. They are then placed on a conveyor belt and are spun around as they are sprayed by a paint machine. C/Us of wheels being applied and women working on a conveyor belt adding small details like clip in seats.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1965
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    3763
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    315.05
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:10:00 / 01:31:09:00
    Canister:
    CP 538
    Sort Number:
    CP 538
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  • "Man operates a "pantograph"?" - yes, that's the right word!

    jamied 21st Apr 2012
  • Thanks for the clarification.

    British Pathé 15th May 2012

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