• Short Summary

    Glass fibre is made into material to be used in insulating blankets and wadding.

  • Description

    Glass fabric.

    Location of events unknown.

    M/S as glass pieces are tipped out of a sack, two women smash them up into very small shards with special crushing tools. The pieces are put into an electric furnace and the resulting white hot threads are wound onto drums then cut and tied. M/S as a man carries off a sheet of the fibres. The silk like sheets are then spread on a table and trimmed around the edges. They are covered with muslin and stitched into insulating blankets and wadding. Four female workers hold up the wadding for the camera.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1580.10
    Media URN:
    50645
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:53:00 / 01:22:19:00
    Canister:
    NSP 438

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