• Short Summary

    Golf balls are manufactured in a factory and thoroughly tested to ensure they are up to professional standard.

  • Description

    Liverpool, Merseyside.

    Golf balls are made and tested to precision. Various shots of the balls being hit with a mechanical club. Various shots of the balls being manufactured in the factory, they start as a blob of plastic which is the core, then elastic rubber is wound round them on a machine. Transpolyisoprene forms the outer casing which is dimpled 332 times. They are carefully examined and weighed. Various shots of a golf ball gun which fires at 120 miles per hour, they are also tested by being fired out of an automatic driver.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    365.08
    Media URN:
    3978
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1966
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:09:00 / 01:43:00:00
    Canister:
    CP 600

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The golf ball factory featured here is very likely to be the former Dunlop factory at Speke. But perhaps other users know for sure?

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