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  • Short Summary

    Item showing men making wire - possibly something to do with telegraph poles?

  • Description

    Wire making at Rugby, Warwickshire.

    Various shots men working in field, first driving a tractor pulling a spool of wire, 2 men are holding this & walking along with it, like a plough. Various shots of this work in progress - looks as if they are cutting a very narrow furrow in the field and may be stretching wire along in it. Next several men working at a contraption which has many different strands of wire stretched across a fairly long distance, like a giant loom. This also takes place outdoors, in a rural environment. CU man turning a long pole as another man winds wire into a loop in his hand. A closer look reveals that the pole is actually made up of a lot of thin strands which have passed through a device that binds them all together? A wider shot of this whole operation shows poles on either side of the workers and machine. They are look like telegraph poles - are the men making telegraph wires? Extreme CU man's hand next to cable made up of wires.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:46:00 / 01:15:41:00
    ON 352 A

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