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  • Short Summary

    Educational film showing how shoes are made.

  • Description

    British Instructional Films Ltd presents a Classroom Film.

    Shot of a factory making shoes. Supervisor speaks to worker who is laying out pieces of leather on a bench. Man sharpens cutting tool and cuts around a pattern by hand. Foam is cut by means of metal cutter (a bit like a pastry cutter) and a heavy weight. A woman sews parts together on a Singer sewing machine. C/U of different women sewing different parts of the shoe. Man lays large sheet of fabric in machine which presses down on metal cutter to cut out inner soles. Soles are scored in a machine. Machine staples shoe to base. Soles stuck on then sewn by machine. Heels applied in a vice. Excess trimmed.

    Colour applied to sole and heel. Soles worked on a machine. Brush used to finish off soles. Glue applied to inner soles then they are stuck inside shoes. Polishing machines used. Woman sprays shoes with polish. Shoes are packed into boxes. Boxes are carried from warehouse.

    Shots of a woman in a shoe shop trying on shoes. The shop has boxes of shoes stacked up and wooden foot rests for the customers. The shopper is aided by the shop assistant who uses a shoe horn and ties the laces. The customer nods her head and mouths "yes".

    Note: although the title of this film is "Boots and Shoes" no boots are seen.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:41:00 / 01:23:20:00

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