• Short Summary

    Car manufacturer introduces novel bonus scheme to help break export records.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BONUS BOOSTS OUTPUT".

    Birmingham, West Midlands.

    Cars on the assembly line at the Austin Motor works, Birmingham. Close up shots of export cards on newly manufactured cars. Body of car being lowered. Men fixing car underneath. Long panning shot of assembly. Two men talking (natural sound). They are supporting a new scheme to boost export. Close up shot of man working with spanner, camera pans down. Close up shot of man turning spanner. Close up shot of man fixing wheel. Close up shot of man's head. Long shot of finished car being wheeled away.

    Drum for lottery draw revolving on stage. People listening. Mr Leonard Lord, Chairman of Austin Motor Works, speaking (natural sound). He explains the schemes in detail, scheme includes a lottery. Close up shot of Mr Lord speaking. Close up shot of some of the workers laughing and cheering. Mr Lord speaking, workers listening.

    Drum revolving. Close up shot of a man turning the handle of the drum. Drum stops and man puts his hand in. Close up shot of the man with his hand in the drum. Close up shot of the man pulling ticket out of the drum. Man hands ticket to Mr Lord. Mr Lord announces the lucky winner. Workers applauding.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1422.43
    Media URN:
    46365
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:30:00 / 01:52:34:00
    Canister:
    48/21

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