• Short Summary

    Industrial film showing processes involved in making air compressors and pneumatic tools.

  • Description

    Reel 2.

    Pneumatic tool shop of Broomwade factory in High Wycombe. Panning shot of men at work. Good footage of industrial processes involved in making pneumatic tools.

    Electric furnaces are seen. Various processes are seen in the manufacturing shop. Nicely shot footage of industrial manufacturing processes. Inspection department is seen. Elements are tested and measured. Road breaking pneumatic hammer is tested.

    We see some of the Broomwade machines in action in various locations including "John Thompsons" in Wolverhampton. Men are seen working with various Broomwade tools. Crane being erected near Tower Bridge uses Broomwade tools. Various shots of crane being constructed with Tower Bridge in the background.

    Great West Road - men are seen at work in road construction - they use Broomwade tools including pneumatic drills and road breakers. Hyde Park Corner - various shots. Men at work on the road using Broomwade tools. Stanton Granite Quarry (Leicestershire?) - men at work using Broomwade tools. Dramatic bombastic music on soundtrack. Beswick (?) Lime Works - man uses a rock drill made by Broomwade. Various shots of men at work in the quarry.

    Ends with a title which reads: "Broom & Wade Ltd - High Wycombe - Bucks - England.

    Note: no paperwork for this documentary so date unknown - looks like late 1930s.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1935 - 1939
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:24:00 / 01:45:16:00

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