Rose Petal Cigarettes 1959

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    Commercial Road, London.

    L/S cigarette making machine, operated by Harry Durrance working near to it with another man in the background pulling a trolley. He adjusts a lever, M/S various mechanical parts and eventually a huge long roll of an endless cigarette can be seen coming out of the machine. The man gathers a long length of the cigarette roll. M/S of the cigarette cutting machine with cigarettes coming out and dropping onto a conveyor belt.

    Nancy Silverman is seen expertly hand rolling cigarettes from a heap of tobacco in front of her, and pushing them through a tube. Pan to the rolled cigarettes, and she picks one up to trim the ends with scissors. C/U shot of deep red roses in a vase, pan to Elizabeth Millen working. She takes a rose from the vase and pulls off the petals. She sorts them and uses a special cutter to cut rose petal strips. She smooths one out and then wraps it around the gold tipped cigarette. She adds it to the completed row of rose petal tipped cigarettes. C/U shot as she wraps another with a rose petal.

    Note: Seasonal work! These cigarettes are made mainly for overseas markets. The commentary includes some coughing near the end. - Combined Print is missing

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    Cataloguer:
    Margaret
    Stock:
    Colour
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1377
    Sort Number:
    CP 214
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:09:00 / 01:30:17:00
    Canister:
    CP 214
    Film ID:
    85.23
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1959
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