• Short Summary

    Corporate documentary film showing history of Dunlop Rubber Company Ltd.

  • Description

    Various locations.

    Various shots of the people working in factories, laboratories and offices of Dunlop Rubber Company Ltd. Various close up shots of the notices on doors 'Technical Process Control', 'Production Superintendent', 'Sales Department' 'Chief Designer'. Voiceover talking about the growth of employment and various possibilities for advancement - all due to industrial development. More shots of the factories, storage tanks at port, etc. Long shot of Malayan man walking along field in Malaya (Malaysia). Various shots inside Dunlop latex facilities in Malaya. Several shots of the people working on rubber trees, rubber dripping into buckets, men collecting it etc. Voiceover talking about need of expansion on Malayan side of production. He is also talking about need to reduce wastage in shipping space. Various shots of the people reducing water from latex to reduce shipping wastage. Malayan workers operating machines for water reduction before loading tanks with rubber. Voiceover saying that 'only an organisation with financial resources of Dunlop could have contemplated embarking on such a project'. Several shots of ship at sea, travelling from Malaysia to England. Ship arriving to port. Woman typing in office. Two women typing - doing accounts to show profit. Several shots of pencil pointing Toronto in Canada and Buffalo in USA on a map indicating future expansion of Dunlop. Another British company expansion - says voiceover. Pencil showing Australia, then France as possible expansion plan locations. CU. Newspaper headline 'Poland Invaded - Britain and France Mobilised...' - announcing the start of war. Various shots of the planes, lorries, jeeps and another military vehicles with mechanics working, divers at beach - voiceover talking about role of Dunlop in production of war equipment. Various shots of debris, rubble and ruins after attack on Pearl Harbour. Japanese have occupied Malaya and Dunlop had to stop working. Various shots of wrecked Dunlop factories in Malaya after the war. Various shots of the Malayan people gathering in a village. Several shots of the wrecked Dunlop factory in Manchester. Various shots of the people working in laboratory. CU. Typewriter typing the following 'up to £1,000,000 investment - go ahead'. Various shots of the streets and docks of Liverpool where the new Dunlop factory is to be erected. Various shots of Dunlop storage tanks and lorries moving along in the harbour. CU. Diagram showing the production growth of latex. Various shots of the Woolton Dunlop factory - people operating various complex machinery, making mattresses, cushions, armchairs, etc. Various shots of the shop showrooms with armchairs, sofas and beds on display. Several shots of the two men watching the model of giant factory. Cut to the built factory in South Wales. Various shots of the modern machinery inside the factory - one of the most 'up to date' plants in the world. Various shots of the people working in the new factory. Manufacture has increased to Ireland, South Africa, Canada India, New Zealand, Australia, France, Germany and USA - shots of the factories in these countries are seen as the voiceover numbers them. Various shots of the people in Malaysia being stopped and checked at road block. Voiceover says that that was necessary protective measure against Malayan bandits - great money has been invested into protection of the rubber trees. Various shots of the men being trained to use various weapons. Various shots of the men with machine guns running through the woods - voiceover stating that the price of latex has increased greatly due to these costs. Various shots of the people working in factory in England, they have decided to continue production. Various shots of the people packing Dunlop products for shipping across the world. Several close up shots of pencil pointing at countries with Dunlop factories. Various shots of the people working in Dunlop laboratories. Diagram showing the development of Dunlop factories from 1935 until 1951. Various shots of the people working in the factories. People making automobile tyres. Various shots of the workers leaving factory. Dunlop banner flying. Man seated at desk (presumably the Managing Director) talking into camera - natural sound. He talks about the development of the company since the war etc.

    Cataloguer's note - these are reels 3 & 4 of corporate documentary film about Dunlop Rubber Company Ltd. Reels 1& 2 are currently missing.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:53:00 / 01:51:27:00

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