C/U of an antique sewing machine operated by a foot pedal. Camera pans up to show a woman in old fashioned dress operating the sewing machine. Her hair is set in ringlets. (Norma Webb of Jones Ltd.) C/Us of parts of the machine which dates from 1859. C/U of feet operating the pedal....
A look at sewing machines and what they can do from Victorian times to 1960, Kensington, London.
Old and new sewing machines are contrasted.
Out takes (rushes, cuts) for stories featured in CP 517.
Short film on history of sewing machines.
An old fashioned sewing machine is compared with a new one.
Women during the Spanish Civil War making clothes for soldiers at the front.
Factory girls take dance classes after work. Lodz, Poland.