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    Do it yourself in rubber - by making furnishings with foam latex.

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    Mansion House, London.

    Staff from the Natural Rubber Development Board demonstrate the versatility of foam latex for soft furnishings in the home.

    M/S Dennis Young, rubber consultant, wearing a bow tie, shows how pliable the foam is and sits down into a demonstration model of a very floppy style armchair made of uncovered egg box type foam latex. It almost collapses under his weight and he shows how bendy the arms are. C/U shot of the latex.

    Denise Spenser converts a kitchen chair into a covered bedroom chair. She fixes webbing, cuts out the foam, sticks it with glue, and hammers the foam into place. M/S of the finished Windsor chair. Rosemary Claxton, an artist, fixes rubber webbing onto a DIY stool. She places the cushions made with the foam into the stool frame and moves it to the end of a short divan. She lies down.

    M/S Jill Morgan, sitting filling cushions, which are made of bright yellow printed fabric, to match a latex filled hammock . She shows some other cushions. C/U shot of some grey felt toy elephants, placed in the middle of a heap of crumbed latex. M/S Paula Noble, wearing a white fluffy hat, is seen with a latex filled soft furry hand muff, which she squeezes.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:25:00 / 01:04:20:00
    CP 210

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