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  • Short Summary

    Stages in the making of plastic material.

  • Description

    Location unspecified.

    CU colour being mixed in VS showing all stages in the making of plastic material. VS selecting, shaping and the manufacture of laminates and door handles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3208.25
    Media URN:
    89847
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1966
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:27:00 / 01:50:14:00
    Canister:
    UN 4159 D

Comments (1)

  1. Steve Silk says

    The first 57" of this film - show the manufacturing process of the raw plastic material - are from what was originally called The British Xylonite Company factory at Brantham on the Stour Estuary in Suffolk, first established in 1887. 51" - 57" shows Xylonite which was also known as Celluloid (especially in USA). The raw material was then sent to other factories for moulding into objects.
    The company later changed hands - in 1966 to British Industrial Plastics, a subsidiary of Turner and Newall Ltd., who were in turn purchased in 1977 by Storey Brothers of Lancaster, formerly a major commercial rival, which then became Wardle Storeys.

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