• Short Summary

    Opening of new Austin car factory at Longbridge, Birmingham.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    New Austin Car Plant at Longbridge, Birmingham.

    MS Mr. Strauss (George Strauss MP, Minister of Supply?) with Leonard Lord, Managing Director of Austin Motors, talking at opening ceremony of new assembly building. CU Mr. Strauss. Various good shots workers watching ceremony, including female workers. LS Strauss and Lord walking, Lord hands scissors to Strauss, Strauss cuts tape. MS Lord and Strauss standing in newly opened doorway.

    Various shots workers on factory floor working on chassis frames. LS the assembly line. LS axle automatic delivery lifts working. LS engine automatic delivery lifts working - engines are bedded onto chassis. LS car body being mounted on chassis and engine. MS worker assembling electrical wiring on car. MS mechanic working on car engine. LS car body mounting. LS car coming off assembly line. MS fault finding apparatus in action. Various shots man operating the faulting find apparatus.

    LS Lord and Strauss arriving. LS executives arriving. LS crowd of workers watching. MS Strauss handing cut ribbon to lady worker. CU Lord and Strauss laughing and chatting with lady worker. LS Lord and Strauss walking through lane of workers. CU two unidentified executives. LS "Austin of England" neon sign on building (not lit.) Various shots large number of finished cars awaiting disposal in front of building. Various shots of new assembly building.

    Date on dope sheet is 19/07/1951.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:09:27:00
    UN 2380 A

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