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  • Short Summary

    Film showing how brushes are made from pig bristles.

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    "Besides Bacon and a squeal, our Porky friend furnishes bristles for our brushes...."

    Film about how brushes are made. Various processes are seen in C/U. Bristle is selected and sorted, smoothed off and sized. C/U of machinery used. "The brush moves up one when we put a handle to its name." C/U of handle being cut from a block of wood. C/U of shaped piece of wood. Machine is used to smooth the handle.

    C/U of smoothed handle. C/U of machine shaping the handle. A spiked piece of wood is hammered onto the handle to produce the holes required. A machine is used to punch holes in a different handle. C/U of a machine inserting bristles into the brush holes. The back of the bristles are varnished and the handle polished. M/S of man at work hand polishing the brush handles.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:46:00 / 01:14:39:00
    EP 078

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