• Short Summary

    Walking sticks are made in the traditional way at Chiddingfold in Surrey.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Just Sticks!".

    Chiddingfold, Surrey.

    Various shots at an old country factory of men making walking sticks. First we see men carrying bundles of wooden sticks on their shoulders. Men in a workshop shape the sticks, which are laid in hot sand for ten minutes to make them pliable enough to be bent into the crook handle. Sticks that start out crooked are straightened in the same way.

    The sticks are trimmed of knots on a special machine and tapered at the end for the ferrule (the black bit on the bottom!). Finally, the sticks are sand-papered and polished and ferrules are put on the end. We see 79-year-old engineer Tom Mann going home through the countryside on his tricycle.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1106.14
    Media URN:
    38515
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:30:00 / 01:29:42:00
    Canister:
    PT 237

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