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    Titles read: "Queer Jobs! Filmed at Swindon".

    Swindon, Wiltshire.

    Various shots of railway employees with strange job titles at work. 'Boshmen' clean the grease off locomotive parts. A 'Hair Carder' prepares the hair for a railway carriage upholster, who stuffs a seat back with the hair - he is known as a 'Trimmer'. The 'Clothier' applies heatproof plaster to an engine boiler.

    Brief shot of showgirls putting on their coats backstage; cut to a 'Dresser' who shapes castings with a hammer and chisel. The 'Shingler' controls a giant hammer that beats out red hot metal. The 'Pull-up Boy' opens the furnace door for white hot bars to be taken to the 'Roughers', who pull the metal through rollers.

    The 'Puncher' punches rivet holes in metal sheets and the 'Holder Up' holds up the heads of red-hot rivets for the riveters. The 'Saw Doctor' makes sure the saw is fit for work. The 'Hooker On' hooks things onto the crane, and the 'Stripper' dismantles machinery.

    Very good for shots of workers in 1930's heavy industry. (Steel works, boiler makers etc).

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:58:00 / 01:15:13:00
    PT 238
    Sort Number:
    PT 238
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
    Swindon - Local History in newsreel film clips Trains fatherhood swindon 1/4 building britain - master 4 Inter-war: British Industry 1930s British Industry HJ
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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