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  • Short Summary

    Processes involved in making American footballs.

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    Story about how balls for American football are made.

    C/U of a man cutting pieces of leather for the ball. C/U of the machine he uses. C/U of foam being cut into lozenge shapes. C/U of woman applying glue to surface of leather then sticking the foam onto the leather. C/U of metal hole punch being placed on leather and press being used to punch the holes.

    "It's an American football being made for their queer football." C/U of man sewing pieces together. He sews various pieces of the ball together. A pole is then used to turn the ball inside out. The seams of the ball are then stitched. Air is pumped into one of the balls. C/U of pressure gauge. L/S of a game of American Football. Shot of the game from high in the stands - very large crowd. High angle shot of the players crouching down then running towards each other.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 653.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:16:00 / 01:23:19:00
    EP 158

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