• Short Summary

    Nice footage of Matchbox cars being made in a Hackney factory.

  • Description

    Hackney, London.

    Begins with fabulous shots of model cars and trucks on a moving conveyor belt. Looks like a surreal motorway with brightly coloured cars moving along it. Traffic a go-go!

    Matchbox Cars factory. Shots of men at their drawing boards designing Matchbox models. C/Us of prototypes being created - tiny parts are painted then a wooden prototype is created. Mould is made then scaled down. Man operates a pantograph - cutting a mould. Various shots of cars being made. They are then placed on a conveyor belt and are spun around as they are sprayed by a paint machine. C/Us of wheels being applied and women working on a conveyor belt adding small details like clip in seats.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    315.05
    Media URN:
    3763
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1965
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:10:00 / 01:31:09:00
    Canister:
    CP 538

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Man operates a "pantograph"?" - yes, that's the right word!

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks for the clarification.

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