• Short Summary

    Automatic typewriters and letter sorting machines - the cutting edge of 1950s technology.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Robots Smooth Office Worries".

    Kensington, London.

    CU Automatic typewriter working. LV Secretary walking into room to select new paragraph for the typewriters. CU Secretary pushing buttons on selector panel. CU Selector roller working which dictates messages. LV Two automatic typewriters working. CU Typewriter typing out letter.

    Post Office sorting office, Southampton, Hampshire.

    LV Automatic letter facing / sorting machine. SV Postman placing letters in the machine. CU Postman pressing starter button, setting the machine in motion. CU Panning shot of letters being conveyed through the machine. LV Machine working, camera pans to the letters being stacked into various piles. CU Panning shot of the letters being stacked in one of the piles. LV Postman sorting letters the old way. LV Automatic sorting machine with man seated at controls. SV Operator pressing buttons to sort the letters as they appear before him in the machine. CU Operator. CU Hands operating buttons. SV Pile of letters being picked up one at a time and fed into the machine. CU Ditto. SV Panning shot along pigeon holes where letters are being dropped in as they are sorted. CU Panning shot showing masses of gears turning. LV Looking behind the machine at the masses of gears and electrical equipment.

    (Orig. Neg.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1561.01
    Media URN:
    50106
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:05:00 / 01:01:45:00
    Canister:
    58/77

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