• Short Summary

    A look at a factory which makes skeletons out of plastic for sale to the medical profession and schools.

  • Description

    Redhill, Surrey.

    A story about a factory which makes plastic skeletons. Various shots of a row of skeletons, we see the manufacturing process where the soft plastic dough is put into a mould cast from genuine bones, pressed together and put in an oven to harden. Various shots as workers paint the skeletons and attach the teeth and head.

    We see rows of skulls and miniature skeletons used by schools, the narrator tells us that as well as being used by the medical profession they are bought by drama societies and shoe manufacturers. We see a rack of skeletons, a man takes one and brings it outside where he puts it in the passenger seat of a car. Another man drives off with it and there are various shots of the skeleton inside the car.

    Note: the factory is Educational and Scientific Plastics Limited.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    217.08
    Media URN:
    3298
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:17:00 / 01:52:51:00
    Canister:
    CP 422

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