• Short Summary

    Angora rabbits are sheared and their soft coats are made into items of clothing.

  • Description

    Item title reads - "Softer than fleece".

    Location unknown.

    M/S of a lovely angora rabbit, C/U of her nose twitching, C/U of her ears. L/S of people stood around a table on the farm. M/S interior of a woman wheeling a barrow of straw up between pens, she puts new straw in for them and fills their food trays. Various shots of the big shed and the rabbits. M/S of a group of baby angora rabbits in a pen with their mother. M/S's of someone holding one of the babies in their hands. C/U of its ears and eyes.

    M/S of a fully grown rabbit having its coat brushed. M/S of it being shaved with electric shears. M/S of ladies sat around a table shearing the rabbits. M/S of one rabbit after it has been sheared looking very bald. M/S of a young man putting the coat in the carding machine, various shots as it goes through. C/U of the down as it goes over rollers until it is stripped down to make the thread. Various shots as it is wound onto bobbins and frames. M/S of spinning machine.

    M/S of a lady modelling an angora cardigan with floral pattern around the collar. M/S as a lady drapes an angora shawl with fur trimmings around her shoulders.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:48:00 / 01:54:25:00
    PT 381

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