• Short Summary

    A swinging bed is adapted for pigs to increase their weight and their breeding capacity.

  • Description

    Ivinghoe, somewhere in East Anglia.

    Various shots of farmer, Joe Green lying in his pyjamas in a giant swinging cot. The bed is designed to give the body relaxed, unconscious exercise. Joe gets out of the bed and talks animatedly to the bed's inventor, Joseph Yahuda. Joe hurriedly pulls his trousers on over his pyjamas.

    Various shots of a similar swinging bed contraption in a barn. Instead of a mattress, a sow and her piglets are asleep on a bed of straw. Joe and Percey Evans, the man who adapted the swing for pigs, look through a hatch at the sow and her litter. C/U of piglets suckling. The swinging bed makes pigs "hungrier, heavier and healthier".

    Various shots outside in a meadow of Joe spraying the sow and her piglets as they snuffle in the dirt. M/S of pigs in a sty. M/S of Joe struggling to place a pig into a weighing device. C/U of a dial on the device. Joe makes a note of the weight. C/U of the pig. C/U of Joe holding a piglet. M/S of the sow and her piglets in the swinging device.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:18:00 / 01:28:09:00
    CP 396

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