• Short Summary

    An item showing the automatic harvesting and shelling of peas for quick freezing.

  • Description

    Frostenden, Suffolk.

    M/S of a man driving a tractor through a field filmed from the machine on the back, M/S of the machine which is a green crop loader for harvesting peas, the camera moves up to show the vines disappearing over the conveyor belt, M/S of the crop loader as it drives on. L/S of the tractor and the loader in the field, there are three men on the back. M/S of the men with pitchforks sorting through the vines. Various shots of the crop loader driving round the field and the men on the back.

    L/S of the tractor driving a cart full of vines and coming to a stop. The narrator says this is one of several vining stations which are set up within a mile or two of a group of pea fields. Once they have been shelled they are taken and frozen. M/S as the tractor driver jumps out with a pitchfork which he sticks in the ground. He picks up a ladder and puts it up against the side of the cart. M/S as he climbs up the ladder with the pitchfork. L/S of men unloading the cart and shovelling them on to the loader of the automatic shelling machine which has a conveyor belt. M/S of the shelling machine.

    M/S of a man feeding the vines onto the conveyor belt, C/U of the vines going on to the machine. Various shots of the vines being unloaded and going into the shelling machine. M/S of the drum going round and peas shooting out of the machine into big trays. M/S of a man fixing a tray to the machine, C/U as he pulls a lever and the tray fills up with peas. He takes it out and pours the peas into another part of the machine. C/U of the peas falling out of the tray.

    Note: These vining stations were set up by Birdseye.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:55:00 / 01:29:59:00
    CP 140

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