• Short Summary

    Railway employees with strange job titles are seen at work in Swindon.

  • Description

    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

    Film ID:
    1106.07
    Media URN:
    38508
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:58:00 / 01:15:13:00
    Canister:
    PT 238

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