• Short Summary

    Good shots of girls at work in a mill as we see complete process of making army blankets.

  • Description

    Titles read: "THOSE ARMY BLANKETS!"

    Yorkshire.

    Various shots show the process of making the average Army blanket. C/U of a sheep. Piles of sheep wool are fed into machines to clean and refine it. It emerges from a carding machine and is spun into thread. The thread is woven into large lengths of blanket fabric on machinery. The material goes through another machine for a final clean.

    Girls in floral overalls measure and cut the blankets into regulation lengths. A government inspector checks the measurements and weights of the finished blankets which are then wheeled off in bundles on trolleys. Good shots of girls at work on large machinery at a mill. Name of the mill could be 'Braithwaites' (name seen on C/U of blanket label).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1202.22
    Media URN:
    15570
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:02:00 / 01:43:05:00
    Canister:
    PT 531

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