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    A promotional film made by British Insulated Cables Ltd. c 1932

    Reel 4 Stratford-upon-Avon, brief shot of the railway station. Two shots of a large unidentified building. British Insulated contract works - men dig a trench before laying some cable. Narrator states: "It is almost self explanatory so we'll say it with music." Montage follows set to music: digging trench, rolling drum of cable off a lorry, children watch the men at work, man using pick to open protective covering of the cable drum, military precision in laying the cables, men bend down and pull the cable through the trench, a weight is lowered into the trench then the cable is pulled through. Sequence showing a cable join being made, man uses a hacksaw to slice through he cable then binds the cable with tape, part of the casing is stripped off then the end is heated, the cable is sliced then joined. Hot tin is poured over the end of the conductors, the insulation is tested, joins are made and covered with tape.

    A lead sleeve is placed around the cable, a metal join is made, this is then heated and smoothed, the lead sleeve is filled with insulation compound and sealed, wires are folded back over the sleeve and a protective box filled with pitch completes the work. There is majestic music and no voiceover commentary for this section.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:27:00 / 01:40:50:00
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  • Appears in...

    Science & Technology Trade & Industry
    BICC PATHE - CORPORATE FILMS stranded Electricity group Documentaries (1976) Documentary warning Long documentary A detailed look
  • Stills

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

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