• Short Summary

    A SPECIAL BRANCH OF A SCOTTISH BANK -- THE NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK OF SCOTLAND -- IS DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR LADIES.

  • Description

    A SPECIAL BRANCH OF A SCOTTISH BANK -- THE NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK OF SCOTLAND -- IS DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR LADIES. THE FRONTAGE IS ALL GLASS WITH ARMOURPLATE DOOR AND STAINLESS STEEL FASCIA TO WHICH IS FIXED THE METAL LETTERS CONTAINING THE BANK'S NAME IN BLUE AND WHITE ENAMEL. EACH SIDE OF THE FRONTAGE HAS A WHITE MARBLE INGO ON WHICH IS ENGRAVED THE NAME OF THE BRANCH IN GOLD LETTERS.

    ON ENTERING THE 'LADIES BRANCH', THE WALL ON THE RIGHT IS PANELLED WITH EXPANDED VINYL IN A WILLOW SHADE WHICH TONES WITH THE DEEPER SHADE OF THE PLAIN SEAWEED GREEN CARPET THAT COVERS THE FLOOR OF THE PUBLIC AREA. MIRRORED GLASS IS SET ON TOP OF THE PANELS ON THIS SIDE WALL, WHICH IN TURN REFLECTS THE SPRUCE LINING ON THE CEILING OF THE RECEPTION AREA. RECESSED LIGHTS ARE SET INTO THIS LINING TO GIVE A SOFT EFFECT. THE WALL ON THE LEFT, WHICH FORMS THE BACKGROUND FOR THE SEATING, IS PAPERED WITH A HAND PRINTED WALLPAPER IN WHITE AND GOLD. FURNISHINGS CONSIST MAINLY OF MODULAR SEATING COVERED IN BLACK CIRRUS, WHICH CONTRASTS WITH SQUARE TEAK TABLES.

    PROCEEDING FROM THE RECEPTION AREA TOWARDS THE COUNTER, THERE IS AN ENQUIRY DESK WHICH IS FACED ON THE FRONT AND SIDE WITH WHITE MARBLE, WHILE THE COUNTER ITSELF IS FINISHED IN TEAK AND STAINLESS STEEL, THERE BEING A RECESSED BASE WITH MIRRORED GLASS AT THE FLOOR LINE. THE WALLS IN REAR SECTION ARE COVERED WITH JAPANESE GLASSCLOTH AND THE LOWERED CEILING IS FORMED OF TIMBER LOUVRES, ABOVE WHICH FLUORESCENT LIGHTS ARE PLACED TO GIVEN EVEN LIGHTING OVER THE WORKING AREA. BEYOND THIS AREA THERE IS A SMALL ROOM WHERE CLIENTS CAN BE INTERVIEWED IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF PRIVACY.

    FROM THE PUBLIC SPACE A STAIR LEADS TO THE POWDER ROOM AND TOILETS IN THE BASEMENT. THE FORMER IS COVERED WITH A PLAIN SOFT BLUE CARPET WHILE THE WALLS ARE PAPERED WITH A HAND PRINTED WALLPAPER IN DEEP GOLD. TEAK DRESSING TABLES WITH LARGE MIRRORS ARE PLACED AGAINST THE SIDE WALLS AND THE FURNISHINGS INCLUDE A CHAISE LONGUE COVERED IN BLUE VELVET. THE TOILET AREA, WHICH LEADS OFF THE POWDER ROOM, HAS SHELL PINK SANITARY WARE AND THE FLOOR IS COVERED WITH BLUE VINYL TILES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA26L63UHAJQMICADQKWHS6S8BW
    Media URN:
    VLVA26L63UHAJQMICADQKWHS6S8BW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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