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  • Description

    Titles read: "THOSE ARMY BLANKETS!"

    Yorkshire.

    Various shots show the process of making the average Army blanket. C/U of a sheep. Piles of sheep wool are fed into machines to clean and refine it. It emerges from a carding machine and is spun into thread. The thread is woven into large lengths of blanket fabric on machinery. The material goes through another machine for a final clean.

    Girls in floral overalls measure and cut the blankets into regulation lengths. A government inspector checks the measurements and weights of the finished blankets which are then wheeled off in bundles on trolleys. Good shots of girls at work on large machinery at a mill. Name of the mill could be 'Braithwaites' (name seen on C/U of blanket label).

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    15570
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1202.22
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:02:00 / 01:43:05:00
    Canister:
    PT 531
    Sort Number:
    PT 531
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    War & Revolution Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    wool 1 YORKSHIRE World War II
  • Stills

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

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