• Short Summary

    The London Efficiency Exhibition shows us the latest machines for opening letters, signing cheques and chairs that support sitting typists properly.

  • Description

    Titles read: "TOWARDS 100%".

    London.

    At the London Efficiency Exhibition we see a woman operating a machine that opens 500 letters a minute. Another machine signs 3,000 cheques an hour. Yet another machine makes out cheques and crosses them. A lady feeds letters into an envelope-sealing machine as commentator says "Gone are the damp days when office boys stuck out their tongues at a gummed flap... and office girls wielded sponge or brush".

    M/S of a typist banging away on a typewriter on an uncomfortable, rigid chair. We then see her sitting on the newest kind of typist's chair, that supports the small of the back and "responds to the typist's every movement" (it looks like some of the chairs we have at Pathe...).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1160.28
    Media URN:
    40137
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    02:00:12:00 / 02:01:46:00
    Canister:
    PT 402

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