• Short Summary

    Special footballs are made by hand for the World Cup in a Yorkshire factory.

  • Description

    Norbury, Yorkshire.

    CU. Finished football. GV Interior of a factory where footballs for the World Cup are made. Large hides being sorted. CU. Two men place large hide onto table for cutting. CU. A man cutting strip off hide. GV. Rotating barrels where the leather is re-tanned. AS. Rotating barrels. SV. A man stretching leather on machine. SV. Another man spraying leather. CU. Hand taking cutting tools off peg. CU. Placing cutting tool on leather, machine cuts out a panel of leather. CU. Hands holding a number of leather panels which are eventually made into complete football. SV. Man weighing panels on scales. CU. Showing scales at 11.1/2 oz. GV. Operators stitching panels. Each operator makes his own thread entirely by hand from strands of hemp, & CU. & SV. SV. Operator placing bladder into football case. SV. Mass of finished footballs, & CU. CU. Finished football.

    Amendment September 2016: A visitor to the site has confirmed that this is the Slazenger factory in Yorkshire.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1793.02
    Media URN:
    55234
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1966
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:41:00 / 01:02:45:00
    Canister:
    66/32

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