• Short Summary

    EIGHTY-FIVE-THOUSAND POUNDS WORTH OF MACHINERY - ALL TO TURN OLD CARS INTO SCRAP METAL - IS NOW IN ACTION AT A NORTH LONDON FIRM OF CAR BREAKERS.

  • Description

    EIGHTY-FIVE-THOUSAND POUNDS WORTH OF MACHINERY - ALL TO TURN OLD CARS INTO SCRAP METAL - IS NOW IN ACTION AT A NORTH LONDON FIRM OF CAR BREAKERS.

    BY THE TIME THE OLD CAR REACHES THE BREAKER'S YARD, NOBODY CARES ABOUT IT ANY MORE; THE CAR THAT TOOK A MAN TO WORK EVERY DAY, AND HIS FAMILY ON WEEK-END PICNICS, IS JUST SCRAP, BUT IS HAS TO BE PUT IN A MANAGEABLE SHAPE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO MELT DOWN THE METAL.

    ALL THE CARS ARE BURNT BEFORE CRUSHING, TO REMOVE ALL BUT THE METAL. THE CAR IS THEN LIFTED INTO THE GIANT CRUSHER JAWS - EACH WITH A FORCE OF FIVE TONS. THE CRUSHED REMAINS ARE THEN SHUNTED ALONG INTO A GUILLOTINE WHICH MINCES THEM UP TO A MORE MANAGEABLE SIZE.

    AN ELECTRO-MAGNETIC CRANE THEN REMOVES THE DEBRIS TO A LORRY IN READINESS FOR TRANSPORTATION TO THE SMELTERS. THE ENTIRE OPERATION TAKES JUST THREE MINUTES FOR AN AVERAGE SIZE CAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADZ4NOJVWNWBLKA0Z2BUK1GVYL
    Media URN:
    VLVADZ4NOJVWNWBLKA0Z2BUK1GVYL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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