• Short Summary

    Toys and Christmas cards are getting ready for Christmas.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "FATHER CHRISTMAS JOINS PRODUCTION DRIVE".

    Northampton, Northamptonshire.

    Artists drawing Christmas cards. Close up shot of artist smoking pipe, pan down to painting. Close up shot of printing machine, pan down to rollers. Man operating printing machine. Close up shot of rollers. Close up shot of stacked Christmas cards, pan to woman operator sprinkling cards. Close up shot of woman. Close up shot of hands sprinkling cards. Close up shot of cards on table.

    Lines Brothers Toy Factory, Merton, London.

    Dolls' heads being painted in the toy factory. Close up shot of a woman painter, pan down to dolls' heads. General view of conveyor belt with dolls on left of screen. Woman dressing dolls. Close up shot of dressed doll placed on pile. Close up shot of wheels being put on car. Two boys testing pedals and wheels of car. Boys pedalling cars. Close up shot of small girl attending to doll in pram. Close up shot of a girl on rocking horse. Girl inspecting doll's house. Girls playing with doll's house. Several shots of toy cars on assembly line.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1442.08
    Media URN:
    47150
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:06:00 / 01:10:28:00
    Canister:
    48/92

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