• Short Summary

    Very good film of footage of radio set factory in Hendon and Southgate, Greater London.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "THE MODERN MUSICAL BOX - Radio Sets in the making. Filmed at Hendon and Southgate, Greater London."

    Very good L/S's and M/S's of women working on the production line of a radio factory. M/S of women attaching wire to radio set. L/S's of the cogs and wheels of large machine which the narrator says is used for "pushing the steel plates for the chassis pans."

    M/S of woman using welding machine. M/S of tin foil machine at work. L/S of man placing condenser into large oven to dry out, he turns a large wheel to seal the door. Several more shots of the making of the radio set production line at work. L/S of women the radio assembly line. M/S of the completed radio chassis being placed on a conveyor belt.

    M/S of large jigsaw machine in use to cut the radio cases to size in the woodwork factory. A man tests the strength of the cases and discards any that are damaged. Good M/S's and L/S's of workers wearing large earphones connected to the radio sets to ensure that "distortion of an unbalanced set is eliminated." Various shots of the radio chassis being placed inside the the cases.

    Note: Very good educational film.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:36:00 / 01:28:34:00
    PT 142

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