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  • Description

    This material is shot in colour.

    Location Unknown / Unclear.

    Various shots of two women testing toy locomotives on a small circular railway in a toy factory. Some close up shots of the parts of the toy locomotives being made and locomotives being assembled. Workers are mostly women. Various shots of the workers filling up teddy bears, making hair on the heads of dolls, then making the eyes. Strange shots of lines of eyes waiting to be fitted. Close up shot of woman's hand taking the eyes. Several shots of the men working on a large press for the plastic. After cooling it down, man starts taking dolls' legs from it.

    (16 mm E/C)

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:50:00 / 02:03:50:00
    UN 4573 L
    Sort Number:
    UN 4573 L
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
    Plastic Toys 1970s Factories in Britain 1970s Factories in Britain
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    At several points in the clip, (most notably around 01:43), we see boxes marked "Rovex". Rovex is a name associated with clockwork toys, (which indeed is what we see in this clip), and by the time of filming was one of the brand names of Tri-ang. Therefore the location here is either a Rovex or a Tri-ang factory.

    A clapperboard at 01:16 details the date of filming as being 8 November 1972.

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