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  • Short Summary

    Processes involved in making tennis rackets - from raw timber to tennis court.

  • Description

    No title. M/S of pile of large logs. Young boy paints the end of one of the logs. M/S of man working at a wooden bench checking that the planks are straight (?). M/S of elderly man using a hand tool to plane a piece of wood. High angle shot of the workshop with several men at work. Camera pans across to show the rest of the workshop.

    High angle shot of area of stacked tennis rackets. Man stands on the top of a very tall ladder lifting off some rackets. C/U of lathe being used to shape the handle of a tennis racket. Various shots of a machine being used to shape the neck of the racket. Racket is fed through another machine. High angle shot of men in another work area stringing the rackets. C/U of a man threading the racket strings. C/U of the finished racket.

    M/S of workbench with a dozen women painting, varnishing and checking the finished rackets. M/S of the warehouse. Man in overalls checks quality of racket then stacks it on a shelf. M/S of two women at work - possibly applying manufacturer's name to racket. C/U and M/S of tennis player testing the racket on the tennis court. (Not recognised by this cataloguer although could be someone famous.) C/U of player's grip on handle. Various shots of the player using the racket.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 637.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    990.23
    Media URN:
    17848
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:30:00 / 02:00:32:00
    Canister:
    EP 279

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