• Short Summary

    Fish skins are turned into a material used to make belts, shoes and bags. Mitcham, Surrey.

  • Description

    Fish leather.

    Mitcham, Surrey.

    M/S piles of Grimsby fish boxes full of fish skins. They go through a series of treatments which turns them into leather like material. This is the brain wave of two men Stanislaw Czuba and Witold Euncewicz. M/S as they examine the skins, one brushes the leather and machines polish it. M/S as it is covered with gold leaf or silver. M/S of strips of it hanging up on a rail. M/S of woman wearing belt made from the material, another has shoes and a handbag fashioned from it. Various shots of a lady wearing a dress which has a fitted top made from the material.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1271.17
    Media URN:
    34342
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:57:00 / 01:26:25:00
    Canister:
    NP 271

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  1. WadeMitcham says

    A news article in the Mitcham News & Mercury, 6th January 1950, page 4, refers to them as Mr Kuncewicy and S. Cyuba. This article has been transcribed to

    https://mitchamhistorynotes.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/fish-leather-at-beddington-corner/

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