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  • Short Summary

    Mechanical devices are used to pick cotton.

  • Description

    United States of America.

    "The old Swanee River idea of the cotton pickers looks like fading away - they've invented new mechanical pickers - " M/S of men working in the cotton fields with a mechanical collecting machine. Closer shot of the men using the machine which has vacuum tubes which suck up the cotton as the men pick it. "No more will the haunting melodies of the South float through the air - only the loud buzz and clatter of machines will be heard." C/U of black worker using the suction device.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 662.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    906.21
    Media URN:
    15316
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:02:00 / 01:47:50:00
    Canister:
    EP 163

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