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  • Short Summary

    A small boat is made by gluing then stitching pieces of wood together.

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    "Yes, they actually sew boats together nowadays. To begin with strips of thin wood are planed and pieced together." M/S of man feeding a plank of wood through a machine with rollers. C/U of man cutting through a flat piece of wood. The strips of wood are stuck together, then weights are placed on top of them.

    "- and glued and sand-papered." M/S of four women standing at a bench working with the pieces of wood. The women all wear caps to keep their hair out of the way and overalls. M/S of a woman working on a machine smoothing out the wood. The machine moves too and fro. "Remember Sister Susie sewing shirts? Well, now she's busy sewing boats - " L/S of a large piece of wood passing through an electric sewing machine device. C/U of the sewing tool.

    "Just a flat bottom put on the sewn hull...and our canoe goes afloat." M/S of three men working on the hull of the boat. L/S of the boat on the water being punted along. M/S of men walking along a wooden jetty with the boat.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 621.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:42:00 / 01:24:18:00
    EP 259

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