• Short Summary

    Various shots of car assembly line at Austin factory and a workers' lottery draw.

  • Description

    Birmingham, West Midlands

    CU Workmen on lathe at the Austin Motor Works. CU Installing radiator and wing on car.
    CU Workman smoking, pan down to hands at work. CU Another workman adjusting axle.
    MS General view of men at work on the car assembly lines on shop floor. CU Car body being hoisted on a winch. CU Workmen (poor quality). LS Car body being lowered onto a chassis. MS Two workmen work at rear of a car. CU Woman with electric polisher. CU Car windscreen with export labels "Bangalore via Madras" and "Colombo". (2 shots). MS and CU Assembly shop pan to workmen talking over engine about the new bonus scheme. (Nat sound) (2 shots). MS Wheeling chassis of car into place and removing steering wheel. (Nat sound). CU Crane lowering body onto chassis. (Nat sound). CU Workmen pushing car. (Nat sound). MS Workman picking number from drum in the lottery system where workers receive a bonus for increased output. It is helping speed up production and boost exports. He hands number to Leonard Lord. (Nat sound). CU Man taking number out of drum and handing it to Leonard Lord. Leonard Lord then announces the number. Pan back to workman drawing another number and then back to Leonard Lord who announces number. (2 shots). (Nat sound). MS Leonard Lord talking. (Nat sound).

    Cuts 48/21

    Note: Sound only where indicated on the above shot list. Good sound of factory assembly line and some voices.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:09:00 / 01:20:20:00
    UN 1920 C

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