• Short Summary

    An item about the design and manufacture of Matchbox toy cars.

  • Description

    Hackney, London.

    M/S of a designer sitting at a drawing board. Another man holding a wooden model of a car joins him. C/U of the wooden model being held in front of the drawing on the board - they are designing Matchbox cars. C/U of the man with the model giving instructions to designer. M/S of the man taking the wooden model to a toolmaker who is operating a machine on the factory floor. M/S of the toolmaker making a steel die in the shape of the wooden model. Various extreme C/Us of the steel die being filed. C/U of the two halves of the die cast being fitted together. C/U of molten metal being scooped from a vat. M/S of a man using a spray gun, another man enters carrying a ladle of molten metal which he tips into the die casting machine. C/U of the die casts clamping together. M/S of a pile of rough castings of toy cars. M/S of a room filled with rotating drums, tilt down to the castings tipping out of the drums into trays below. C/U of the castings and waste material moving down a conveyor belt.

    M/S of female factory workers separating the car parts from the waste material on the conveyor belt. C/U of hands picking up the car parts from the conveyor belt. Panning shot of car parts on poles moving along a conveyor belt past sprays of paint. M/S of a factory worker hanging boxes of painted car shells on hooks, they are then carried away to another part of the factory. L/S of another workshop packed with workers. C/U of a hand reaching into a barrel filled with miniature tyres. Extreme C/U of the tiny rubber tyres. Top shot of a woman picking red cars from a conveyor belt. M/S of Matchbox models moving on a conveyor belt, female workers pick out ones to paint. C/U of hands painting a model of a horse drawn carriage. C/U of various matchbox toys moving along the conveyor belt. M/S of a woman packing toys in boxes. C/U of the boxed toys falling off the end of the conveyor belt. M/S of two Matchbox bosses sitting at a desk covered with toys. C/U of a green matchbox car being held against a picture of the real version. Panning shot of the toys on the table.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:54:00 / 01:25:26:00
    CP 385

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