• Short Summary

    A look at the processes involved in making rope, Charlton, London.

  • Description

    No title - Rope making industry.

    Charlton, London.

    Various shots of rope in use attached to a ship, in a gymnasium, during rock climbing and dropping stage scenery. M/S as the manilla hemp from the Philippines used to make rope is hoisted onto the dock. M/S as a forklift truck carries a pile to add to stacks at the factory in Charlton. Various shots as a woman cuts it into 6 foot lengths. Various shots as machines comb it.

    Various shots as it is curled around and fed into big pots. M/S's of a spinning machine and bobbins. M/S as it is fed through a plate with holes in to make it the correct thickness, M/S as the thick strands come out of the other side. M/S as they are twisted. M/S as machines pull them on the rope walk and they are wound around a revolving hook. Various shots of different ropes, C/U of one with a big fringe.

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    Film ID:
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    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:17:00 / 01:26:34:00
    NSP 156

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