• Short Summary

    A new parcel sorting office in Leeds - believed to be the most highly mechanised of its kind in Europe - was formally opened, December 8, by Postmaster General, Mr.

  • Description

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    TGV. Leeds City centre
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    CU Sign "Parcels Office"
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    CU. Poster "Post early"
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    CU. Poster "Make it happy but keep it safe"
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    SV. Track backs into unloading bay
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    GV PAN.. parcels from trucks emptied down hatch onto conveyor belt
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    CU. DITTO
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    LV.PAN..parcels from unloading bay along conveyor belts
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    STV. Parcels along conveyor
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    SV. Parcels sorted by baffle deflecting large parcels down chute, smaller parcels carry on
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    SV. Parcels down chute
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    LV. Parcels being routed
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    CU. Destination selector panel
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    cu. Parcels drop down through hatch
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    SV. Parcels drop from hatch into tubs
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    STV. Parcels from tubs onto conveyor belts
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    LV. PAN..Parcels down chute, placed into sacks
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    CU.PAN Destination on sacks
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    SCU. Postmaster Gen. Mr. Bevins looks on
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    LV.PAN Sack placed on conveyor hook
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    Angle shot..sack on conveyor
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    LV. Sacks released from hooks, down into loading bay, loaded on lorries
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    GV. Vans leaving main parcel office
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A new parcel sorting office in Leeds - believed to be the most highly mechanised of its kind in Europe - was formally opened, December 8, by Postmaster General, Mr. Reginald Bevins.

    At the heart of the new sorting office parcels are sorted at the touch of the button. Feeding the sorting machines, conveyors lift the parcels to second floor level, while other conveyors, measuring in all about three-quarters of a mile, move the parcels between processing stages and out to despatching points.

    Newly arrived parcels go by conveyor to the top floor and are fed automatically to the individual sorter. A sorter places each parcel on a trapdoor, reads the address and presses the necessary destination button. The trapdoor opens and the parcel is automatically conveyed - with the help of a "memory" machine - to the appropriate bagging point. Bags of parcels are then taken by conveyor to the van loading points for local delivery and despatched to the railway.

    As it stands, the installations can handle more than 10,000 parcels an hour, but provision has been made to raise the capacity to 14,000 an hour. The new installation will help keep down costs, speed up the sorting work and do away with much heavy manual work in handling bags of parcels.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9FKU01097N8JFMMN3PL6WRB0X
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FKU01097N8JFMMN3PL6WRB0X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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