• Short Summary

    Nice story showing new ladder proof nylons being manhandled.

  • Description

    Various shots of the model Leslie May walking through Regent's Park. She sits down on a park bench in front of a lake with Monty Skears. Narrator observes that husbands and boyfriends have to spend a fortune keeping their girls supplied with hosiery but that there is a new product which might save them some money - a ladder proof stocking.

    Leslie takes off one of her stockings (seen in C/U). She hands it to Monty and he ties it onto a large weight. Leslie looks impressed as he swings the weight through the air - you would expect this to stretch it would you not?! After untying it Monty shows Leslie that it has not altered the length of the stocking. Monty then gets a table fork out of his pocket. C/U of the fork being scraped along the stocking - no ladders! The stockings are made from a new "Crinkle Crimp" nylon. Narrator explains how the new manufacturing process makes the nylons very strong.

    Another test is demonstrated: "one that will really stretch your imagination." Monty ties a stocking to the front of a car then pulls the car along, using the stocking as a tow rope. Leslie takes her shoe off and we see her sitting on the bonnet of the car and putting the stocking back on. Monty and Leslie admire the stocking - totally undamaged!

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:55:00 / 01:13:22:00
    CP 084

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