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    EXPORTS OFTEN TAKE THE FORM OF HEAVY MACHINERY OR GOODS NEEDED IN INDUSTRY. A BRITISH?

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    FUNFAIR OWNER,MR. ALFRED BOTTON, INTERVIEWED ON TOP OF "BIG DIPPER" (SOF).



    REPORTER: "MR. BOTTON, HERE WE ARE NEARLY AT THE TO OF THE "BIG DIPPER". YOU ARE GOING TO BUILD ONE OF THESE THINGS FOR ACCRA. SURELY THIS MUST BE A TERRIFIC ENGINEERING JOB?"



    MR. BOTTON: "WELL, IT'S A BIG UNDERTAKING. NATURALLY, WE ARE SENDING TWO OF OUR TECHNICIANS OUT THERE."



    REPORTER: "HOW WILL YOU KNOW WHETHER IT IS GOING TO DIP?"



    MR. BOTTON: "WELL, ONE THING THAT DOES HELP US A LITTLE, BUT THAT ISN'T THE WHOLE ANSWER, ONE WAY WE DO, WE MAKE A VERY SMALL MODEL -- IT TAKES QUITE A WHILE -- AND TO FIND THE GRAVITY WE RUN A MARBLE AROUND IT, AND THIS MARBLE RUNS AROUND, AND IF IT GOES ROUND TOO FAST, WE THEN ALTER THE DIP TO HOLD IT ON CERTAIN POINTS SOT THAT IR GOES IN SLOWER. AND THAT'S HOW WE FIND THE GRAVITY LEVEL."



    REPORTER: "IT SOUNDS LIKE TRIAL AND ERROR."



    MR. BOTTON: "OH, NOT REALLY. WE HAVE OUR MEN WHO HAVE BUILT THESE THINGS IN ENGLAND AND WE DON'T THINK WE ARE GOING TO COME ACROSS TOO MANY SNAGS."




    Initials JMC/S--S/JF/JG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: EXPORTS OFTEN TAKE THE FORM OF HEAVY MACHINERY OR GOODS NEEDED IN INDUSTRY. A BRITISH COMPANY, HOWEVER, HAS JUST EARNED A BIG ORDER FROM GHANA FOR MACHINERY DESIGNED FOR PLEASURE --FUNFAIR EQUIPMENT FOR THE STATE EXHIBITION IN ACCRA.

    FOR MR. BOTTON, WHO OWNS THREE FUNFAIRS IN BRITAIN, THE ORDER IS JUST ANOTHER STEP IN THE CAREER OF A MAN WHO DISCOVERED EARLY IN LIFE THAT THERE IS MONEY TO BE MADE OUT OF PLEASURE. MR. BOTTON WAS INTERVIEWED IN YARMOUTH ABOUT HIS EXPORT ORDER TO GHANA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7URYWDPOEVC9KZ6YJKCUA4BNP
    Media URN:
    VLVA7URYWDPOEVC9KZ6YJKCUA4BNP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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