• Short Summary

    DYES ARE BEING INJECTED INTO ENGLISH BEECH TREES BY A UK VENEER FACTORY AT RICKMANSWORTH TO "BRIGHTEN HOME FURNITURE." THE FIRM, CLAIMING THEIR PROCESS TO BE THE FASTEST IN THE WORLD, SAY WOMEN TODAY ARE HUNGRY FOR THE WARMTH AND BEAUTY OF COLOUR IN THE HOME. "WE HAVE LIVED TOO LONG SURROUNDED BY WISHY-WASHY SHADES OF STONE, BEIGE, OFF-WHITE AND VARIATIONS ON A THEME OF DUN." THE ANSWER THEN IS COLOURWOOD, THE FIRM PROCLAIM.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN.. FOREST.
    0.05

    2.
    ANGLE V..TREE.
    0.08

    3.
    ANGLE V..TOPS OF TREES.
    0.11

    4.
    LV PAN..TREE PAN DOWN TO GENERATOR.
    0.14

    5.
    STV BASE OF TREE BEING DRILLED.
    0.18

    6.
    SCU BIT CUTTING INTO TREE.
    0.21

    7.
    LV DRILLING EQUIPMENT BEING ELEVATED.
    0.25

    8.
    SCU PAN..DITTO.
    0.27

    9.
    CU OPERATOR.
    0.29

    10.
    LV TECHNICIAN IN LABORATORY CHECKS COLOUR FLUID.
    0.34

    11.
    SCU DITTO.
    0.38

    12.
    LV MAN CARRIES CONTAINER OF COLOUR DYE TOWARDS TREE.
    0.41

    13.
    ANGLE V..MAN UP LADDER TO TANKS ON TREE.
    0.46

    14.
    SV MAN FILLS TANK WITH COLOUR DYE.
    0.49

    15.
    LV PAN..MAN CHECKS TANKS PAN DOWN TO ANOTHER RECORDING DYE QUANTITY INSERTED.
    0.52

    16.
    SV TREE BEING FELLED.
    0.56

    17.
    LV PAN..TREE FALLING.
    1.02

    18.
    CU BASE OF TREE.
    1.06

    19.
    SCU CUT SECTION OF TREE SHOWING COLOUR GRAIN.
    1.10

    20.
    CU ANOTHER DITTO.
    1.12

    21.
    CU TO SV PAN..WHEEL OF TRANSPORTER PAN TO TREES ARRIVING AT FACTORY.
    1.16

    22.
    SCU TREES PAST CAMERA.
    1.20

    23.
    LV TREES BEING LIFTED OF TRANSPORTED PAN TO TREES ARRIVING AT FACTORY.
    1.24

    24.
    LV TREE BEING LOWERED ONTO VENEER CUTTER.
    1.27

    25.
    SV DITTO.
    1.30

    26.
    CU HAND STARTS VENEER CUTTING MACHINE.
    1.32

    27.
    STV MACHINE CUTS VENEER.
    1.34

    28.
    STV MACHINE CUTS VENEER.
    1.38

    29.
    CU PAN..MAN CHECKS THICKNESS OF VENEER WITH MICROMETER
    1.48

    30.
    STV CU MACHINE CUTTING VENEER
    1.38 1.47

    31.
    CU VENEER BEING LAID ON BENCH
    1.53

    32.
    SCU OPERATOR
    1.56

    33.
    CU NORMAL VENEER PLACED ON BENCH
    1.59

    34.
    CU COLOURED VENEER ON BENCH WITH NORMAL VENEER FOR COMPARISON
    2.06

    35.
    LV PIANO FINISHED IN COLOURED VENEER
    2.11

    36.
    ZOOM..DITTO
    2.15

    37.
    SV CABINET FINISHED IN COLOURED VENEER\
    2.17

    38.
    SV COCKTAIL CABINET DITTO
    2.20

    39.
    CU VENEER PANEL ON COCKTAIL CABINET
    2.24



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    Background: DYES ARE BEING INJECTED INTO ENGLISH BEECH TREES BY A UK VENEER FACTORY AT RICKMANSWORTH TO "BRIGHTEN HOME FURNITURE." THE FIRM, CLAIMING THEIR PROCESS TO BE THE FASTEST IN THE WORLD, SAY WOMEN TODAY ARE HUNGRY FOR THE WARMTH AND BEAUTY OF COLOUR IN THE HOME. "WE HAVE LIVED TOO LONG SURROUNDED BY WISHY-WASHY SHADES OF STONE, BEIGE, OFF-WHITE AND VARIATIONS ON A THEME OF DUN." THE ANSWER THEN IS COLOURWOOD, THE FIRM PROCLAIM.

    COLOURWOOD IS OBTAINED BY FEEING THE DYES INTO A HOLE DRILLED THROUGH THE BASE OF THE BEECH TRUNK. THEY ARE THEN CARRIED UPWARDS BY THE NATURAL MOVEMENT OF THE SAP INTO THE GRAIN OF THE WOOD.

    WHEN THE COLOURING IS EVEN THROUGHOUT, THE TRUNK IS SLICED UP INTO FINE LAYERS OF DECORATIVE FACE VENEER FOR FURNITURE AND PANELLING. THE WHOLE PROCESS IS CARRIED OUT IN A DAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACKLZIP665QGT0SLU7KRAA4TGJ
    Media URN:
    VLVACKLZIP665QGT0SLU7KRAA4TGJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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