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  • Short Summary

    Salt mines in Cheshire - brine is extracted and dried out to produce salt.

  • Description

    "Nature's Salt cellars in England are the deep brine wells of Cheshire." L/S of industrial landscape - salt mines.

    M/S of pumps which bring up the brine. The brine is poured into vats heated by a furnace. M/S of a man using a long rod to stir the hot salt water. C/U of man shovelling coal into the furnace. When ready the pure rock salt is ladled into moulds and dried. C/U of a man ladling out the salt. C/U of the moulds into which the salt is ladled. M/S of man taking moulds off - leaving pillars of salt.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 692.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    912.20
    Media URN:
    15393
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:34:00 / 01:49:27:00
    Canister:
    EP 176

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